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.

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