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Ezpeleta named CEO of The Mediapro Studio

June 5, 2024

Mediapro has announced the appointment of Marta Ezpeleta to the position of CEO of The Mediapro Studio as of January 1st 2025, at which time Laura Fernández Espeso will step into the role of CEO of the group, while Javier Esteban replaces Ezpeleta to become the new International Director of TMS.

Ezpeleta boasts an extensive career in the television and film industry, beginning in 1998 at The Walt Disney Company, as a member of the Content and Programming team, where she was involved in the launch of Disney’s TV channels in Spain and Portugal. Over the next 20 years at the company, Ezpeleta consolidated her position as General Manager of Distribution for the Iberian peninsula, where she spearheaded marketing content produced by the company’s brands (Disney, Pixar, Marvel, Lucas and ABC Studios) since 2014, as well as the company’s TV channels and on-demand services. In 2019, Ezpeleta joined The Mediapro Studio as Director of International Distribution and Co-Productions.

The Mediapro Studio is Mediapro’s content creation, production, and distribution factory, which integrates production houses boasting such as Globomedia, 100 Balas, El Terrat, Big Bang Media, K2000, Hostoil, Oficina Burman and Cimarrón, and produces content of all genres worldwide, including series, films, entertainment programs, short formats and documentaries.

“Marta’s professionalism, vision and dedication have been instrumental in The Mediapro Studio’s growth and international expansion. I have worked side by side with Marta since she joined Mediapro, and I am thoroughly convinced she will do an excellent job at the helm of the Studio as a key part of the very talented team within the group, highly respected and supported by everyone,” said Fernandez Espeso.

“I am deeply grateful to Laura for her trust and for this opportunity. Taking up the baton from Laura is an enormous responsibility that I assume with great enthusiasm and respect. The Mediapro Studio is a worldwide reality, built as a result of teamwork and the exceptional quality of all the entire team behind it, who create content courageously and with a commitment to the community. To continue with this mission is, for me, a source of great pride,” added Ezpeleta.

Esteban began his career in the audiovisual sector in the Vocento group after which he joined The Walt Disney Company in 2010, where he coordinated the distribution and marketing of the group’s pay-TV channels, content and digital on-demand services for Spain and Portugal. During his time at Disney, Esteban coordinated the launch of the company’s first subscription service in Europe, the Middle East and Africa. He became part of the distribution, co-productions and acquisitions team of TMS in 2019, defining the international strategy of the different areas, as well as heading up sales for the US, Latin America, the UK, Asia and Spain.

Fernandez Espeso highlighted the importance of “the excellent work Javier has carried out over the years, strengthening our working relationships with all our partners at an international level and forging new market opportunities. His strategic and global vision, his capacity for adapting to change and his results-focused approach, make Javier the ideal candidate to oversee the Studio’s international area”.

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