Viacom International Media Networks (VIMN) has promoted Jill Offman to an expanded position at its global studios division, as the company’s UK arm prepares to move into developing scripted content.
Offman takes on the title of MD at Viacom International Studios (VIS) effective immediately, where she will oversee all English-speaking markets – including Canada, Australia and New Zealand, in addition to her existing remit overseeing VIS UK.
VIS UK is also now moving into scripted development as part of uts strategy to secure commissions from third-party broadcasters and SVoD platforms.
Offman commented: “This is an incredibly exciting time in global drama, with an intensifying battle for the best talent, ideas and scripts. I’m delighted that VIS UK is joining the fray with these fantastic projects, and I’m looking forward to finding partners across English-speaking territories who share our passion for extraordinary stories.”