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.