Guido Tundis Appointed As Director Of Content Syndication For Turner Southern Europe And Africa

Guido Tundis Appointed As Director Of Content Syndication For Turner Southern Europe And Africa

Guido Tundis Appointed As Director Of Content Syndication For Turner Southern Europe And Africa

From today (20/03/2017), Guido Tundis started his new role as Director Of Content Syndication For Turner Southern Europe And Africa, which covers France, Spain, Portugal, Italy and sub-Saharan Africa, he will report to Jaime Ondarza, Senior Vice President and General Manager of Turner Southern Europe & Africa. Prior to Turner, Guido Tundis previously worked at Italian media company – Mediaset as a Content Executive and has since worked for Disney and Vodafone Italy, he will now be responsible for syndication of Cartoon Network’s and Boomerang’s shows in the region.

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Cartoon Network USA Valerie Meraz Promoted to Senior Vice President of Content Acquisitions

Cartoon Network USA Valerie Meraz Promoted to Senior Vice President of Content Acquisitions

Cartoon Network USA Valerie Meraz Promoted to Senior Vice President of Content Acquisitions

Today (01/03/2017), Turner USA has announced that Valerie Meraz has been promoted to Senior Vice President of Content Acquisitions & Strategy. In her new role, she will negotiate broadcasting rights deals with third-party movie, animation and live-action television studios and distributors (also includes Turner’s sister company – Warner Bros.) for Cartoon Network, Boomerang and Adult Swim (as well as TBS, TNT, truTV, TCM and the classic movie streaming service, FilmStruck).

Valerie Meraz will be based at Turner’s worldwide headquarters in Atlanta and will report to Michael Quigley, Executive Vice President of Commercial Operations, Content Strategy & Monetization for Turner’s TBS & TNT.

Meraz joined Turner in 2012 as Vice President of Program Acquisitions and played an important role in acquiring the broadcasting rights to movie blockbusters such as Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice and all of the upcoming DC Comics films; The Avengers: Age of Ultron, Dr. Strange and other recent hits from Marvel; and the entire Hunger Games and Divergent franchises. In summer 2016, she helped to acquire the exclusive basic cable broadcasting rights for the entire Star Wars franchise, from the six classic films to the newest films in the franchise. For Adult Swim, she negotiated long-term deals for Fox Television’s Family Guy and Bob’s Burgers for Adult Swim.

Valerie Meraz Promoted to Senior Vice President of Content Acquisitions & Strategy for Turner’s Entertainment Networks: From The Turner USA Press Release

Valerie Meraz has been promoted to senior vice president of content acquisitions & strategy for Turner’s entertainment networks. In this capacity, she negotiates deals for movies and off-network television series on behalf of TBS, TNT, truTV, Cartoon Network, Adult Swim, Boomerang, Turner Classic Movies (TCM) and FilmStruck. The content she and her team acquire help support original programming for all of those brands, including the programming and brand evolutions at TNT & TBS. Meraz is based in Atlanta and reports to Michael Quigley, executive vice president of commercial operations, content strategy & monetization for Turner’s TBS & TNT.

Since joining Turner in 2012 as vice president of program acquisitions, Meraz has provided her expertise during negotiations to license the hit comedy series Brooklyn Nine-Nine for TBS and an unprecedented slate of movie blockbusters for TBS & TNT, including Warner Brothers’ Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice and all of the upcoming DC Comics films; The Avengers: Age of Ultron, Dr. Strange and other recent hits from Marvel; and the entire Hunger Games and Divergent franchises. Last summer, she played an integral part of making TNT & TBS the exclusive basic cable home for the entire Star Wars franchise, from the six classic films to the newest films in the franchise. In addition, Meraz has taken part in negotiating long-term deals for Family Guy, Bob’s Burgers and other series that help support Adult Swim’s original programming line-up.

“Over the past five years, Valerie has built a highly effective acquisitions team that has been aggressively filling Turner’s library with valuable content and representing the company in an extremely dynamic and rapidly changing marketplace,” said Quigley. “We’re very fortunate to have someone with her experience and leadership in our corner.”

Meraz joined Turner after serving as vice president of content acquisitions for Showtime Networks, Inc., where she oversaw the evaluation and acquisition of content for Showtime, The Movie Channel, and Flix (including on-demand and digital platforms). While at Showtime, Meraz negotiated deals for the acquisition of feature films, documentaries, short films, acquired series and stand-up comedy specials.

Prior to joining Showtime, Meraz worked in feature film development for Disney’s Buena Vista Motion Pictures Group. She began her career at 20th Century Fox in the exhibitor services group as a sales trainee and was soon promoted to a position in international theatrical promotions, where she helped develop media and retail promotions for such films as Titanic, The Full Monty and William Shakespeare’s Romeo + Juliet.

A native of the San Francisco Bay Area, Meraz holds a bachelor’s degree in mass communications from the University of California, Los Angeles and a master’s degree in motion picture producing from the Peter Stark Producing Program at the University of Southern California. She recently won a Luminary Award from the National Association of Multi-Ethnicities in Communications (NAMIC) and the Power BrokHer Award from Women in Film and Television of Atlanta.

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Michael Ouweleen Named Chief Marketing Officer For Cartoon Network

Michael Ouweleen

Michael Ouweleen has been appointed as chief marketing officer for Cartoon Network, Adult Swim and Boomerang, it was announced today by the recently appointed president and general manager of Cartoon Network, Christina Miller. Michael Ouweleen will be based in Atlanta and will report to Christina Miller.

Michael Ouweleen was recently senior vice president and executive creative director for Cartoon Network’s Creative Group and has been one of the brand’s key creative drivers for the last 17 years, will now be in charge of the overall creative direction and strategic leadership to all areas of marketing, on-air, trade and sponsorship partnerships that support the three networks and all of its peripheral businesses, including digital, gaming, ad sales and consumer products.

In 2003, as SVP of development and programming, Ouweleen oversaw the creation of animated shows such as Ben 10, Chowder and The Marvelous Misadventures of Flapjack, as well as the network’s first live-action adaptation of a network property, Ben 10: Race Against Time, also he was a writer and producer for the Adult Swim show, Harvey Birdman: Attorney at Law, wrote Space Ghost: Coast to Coast episodes and directed and written a short of Pixie and Dixie and Mr. Jinks called Harasscat.

As senior vice president and executive director for Cartoon Network’s Creative Group, Ouweleen oversaw and directed the development for Cartoon Network’s off-channel promotions, including print advertising, show launch equipment, sales materials, PR materials and events. He also supervised all on-air promotions, programme franchise packaging and sponsored promotions for both Cartoon Network and Boomerang. Additionally, he managed the development of on-air spots for Cartoon Network’s multiple licensed promotion partners.

Christina Miller, president and general manager of Cartoon Network made this statement regarding Michael Ouweleen’s appointment:

“Michael has that strong combination of creative vision and strategic thinking, he has a deep knowledge of our brands, and with him now leading the efforts for both the marketing and creative teams there is an opportunity for us to have a more holistic and creative approach to our marketing.”

From the Press Release: https://pressroom.turner.com/us/cartoon-network/michael-ouweleen-named-chief-marketing-officer-cartoon-network-%E2%80%93-adult-swim