Antony Root, EVP and Head of Original Production WarnerMedia EMEA has announced the appointment of Vera Peltekian as the newest addition to his team as VP and Commissioning Editor of Original Production France, WarnerMedia International. Based in Paris, Peltekian will commission Original Programming for HBO Max, the company’s direct-to-consumer video streaming platform.
Peltekian will start the role in November and joins a pan-regional team responsible for commissioning and producing drama, comedy, documentary and unscripted content in EMEA for HBO Max.
Root said: “Vera is a world-class television executive whose passion for nurturing storytellers has seen her work on some of France’s most creative and ambitious programming.” He continued, “this appointment ensures we can start to develop exciting new content, so when we launch HBO Max in France, we can present a slate that will intrigue and delight audiences.”
Peltekian added: “I’m happy and proud to join such a talented team. WarnerMedia means a lot to everyone working in this industry in France and Europe. It is a symbol of ambition, creativity and respect for the audience and talent – always taking a chance to be the best. These qualities are exactly what we need in a competitive market.”
Since 2006, Peltekian has managed French drama series and co-produced original programming at the Canal+ Group