nverleigh’s Coursey takes GRB int’l role

US production and distribution company GRB Studios has appointed veteran distribution exec Sarah Coursey as its senior VP of international.

Coursey, who created the format Love at First Bite for Discovery Italy, was previously general manager for the Americas at Australia-based Inverleigh, managing a catalogue of sports and lifestsyle content.

Prior to that she spent two years as head of sales and coproductions for the Americas at channels operator and distributor Zee TV.

Coursey also served as executive VP of global sales at content start-up New Zulu and before that created a format sales and acquisitions department for MEG.

From 2007 to 2009, Coursey was head of format sales and acquisitions at Zodiak. Before that she worked as European sales manager at Distraction, having begun her career at earthTV as head of marketing.

LA-based GRB Studios rebranded from GRB Entertainment last year.

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GRB promoted Sarah Coursey to head international

As SVP, International, Sarah Coursey focuses on the worldwide growth of GRB Studios as a premiere content production and distribution company, overseeing an international sales and acquisitions team as well as spearhead global co-production and co-development projects.

GRB Studios’ Founder and CEO, Gary R. Benz made the announcement: ‘Sarah is a consummate, highly respected international content executive and GRB Studios is thrilled to bring her on board. Her experience as a creator, a producer and a distributor will take GRB Studios to the next level. In this ever-expanding global landscape, Sarah is ideally suited to helping GRB adapt to these market changes’.

Coursey joins GRB Studios from Australia’s Inverleigh where she held the role of General Manager, Americas and prior to that she headed up the Americas’ sales and co-production unit for Indian TV giant Zee Entertainment Enterprises Ltd.  Her creative and production roles include creating and developing the format Love at First Bite for Discovery Italy and others. Previous executive roles include: EVP, global sales at content start-up Newzulu; Format division head at MEG; Head of format sales and acquisitions at Zodiak; European sales manager at Distraction, and Telcast as head of marketing. She speaks several languages including Italian, Portuguese, Spanish, and French. She earned an EMAM Master in Film & Television Management and a BA in Film Studies from Mount Holyoke College.

‘GRB Studios is widely-known as an independent global powerhouse and I am very much looking forward to working with Gary and the team to develop, acquire and distribute premium content.  We will aggressively acquire new content and formats and form strong development partnerships with global producers to expand our portfolio, focusing on co-productions and co-development’, said Coursey.

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GRB Taps Sarah Coursey to Head International

GRB Studios has hired Sarah Coursey as senior VP of international, overseeing the sales and acquisitions team as well as spearheading global co-production and co-development projects.

Coursey joins GRB Studios from Australia’s Inverleigh, where she was general manager for the Americas. Prior to that, she headed up the Americas’ sales and co-production unit for Zee Entertainment Enterprises. Her creative and production roles include creating and developing the format Love at First Bite for Discovery Italy and others.

Coursey commented: “GRB Studios is widely known as an independent global powerhouse and I am very much looking forward to working with Gary and the team to develop, acquire and distribute premium content. We will aggressively acquire new content and formats and form strong development partnerships with global producers to expand our portfolio, focusing on co-productions and co-development.”

GRB Studios’ founder and CEO, Gary Benz, added: “Sarah is a consummate, highly respected international content executive and GRB Studios is thrilled to bring her on board. Her experience as a creator, a producer and a distributor will take GRB Studios to the next level. In this ever-expanding global landscape, Sarah is ideally suited to helping GRB adapt to these market changes.”

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Inverleigh’s Sarah Coursey joins GRB Studios

Sherman Oaks-based indie prodco and distributor GRB Studios has appointed Sarah Coursey as SVP of international.

In the new role, Coursey will be responsible for extending GRB’s reach on a global scale by leading global copros and co-development projects. She will additionally oversee the company’s international sales and acquisitions team.

Coursey reports directly into GRB Studios’ founder and CEO Gary R. Benz.

“We will aggressively acquire new content and formats and form strong development partnerships with global producers to expand our portfolio, focusing on co-productions and co-development,” said Coursey in a statement.

Coursey joins GRB following a one-year stint at Melbourne, Australia-based sports content distributor Inverleigh where she served as GM for the Americas.

Prior to Inverleigh, Coursey served as head of sales and co-productions for the Americas at Indian television behemoth Zee Entertainment Enterprises Ltd. She has also held executive roles at a variety of companies, including as EVP of global sales at content start-up Newzulu; format division head at MEG; head of format sales and acquisitions at Zodiak; European sales manager at Distraction; and head of marketing at Telcast.

“Sarah is a consummate, highly respected international content executive and GRB Studios is thrilled to bring her on board. Her experience as a creator, a producer and a distributor will take GRB Studios to the next level. In this ever-expanding global landscape, Sarah is ideally suited to helping GRB adapt to these market changes,” added Benz.

http://realscreen.com/2019/08/19/inverleighs-sarah-coursey-joins-grb-studios/

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