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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