Global distribution group, Blue Ant International, has announced the appointment of Maria Ibarra to the role of VP, International Sales. Ibarra will be responsible for overseeing pre-sales and content licensing across U.S. Hispanic, Latin America and Iberia.
Based in Miami, Ibarra will report to Solange Attwood, EVP, Blue Ant International.
In addition to bringing Ibarra on board, Blue Ant International has also promoted Nick Solowski to Senior Director, International Sales and Acquisitions, overseeing pre-sales and licensing across Canada, Asia-Pacific and Ancillary Rights and Fleur Wheatley has been promoted to Director, International Sales and Acquisitions, overseeing Benelux, Scandinavia, the Middle East, Africa, Greece and Israel.
“Maria brings an impressive track record in international distribution, strategic partnerships and strong relationships which will be invaluable for growing our reach in those markets,” says Attwood. “I’m also thrilled to announce promotions for both Nick Solowski and Fleur Wheatley as they continue to build robust relationships with key commissioners and buying executives in their respective regions”
“I’m thrilled to be joining such an accomplished, international team of peers,” added Ibarra. “I’m looking forward to combining my knowledge and experience with the momentum and success Blue Ant has gained in our rapidly evolving media landscape.”
Ibarra brings two decades of experience in international television distribution, programming, production and business development. During her tenure with Viacom International Media Networks, she held multiple roles within the company. Her last role at the company was Director of International Programme Sales for Latin America and Canada.