BBC Worldwide’s Sarah Cooper is leaving her COO post at the commercial arm of the BBC to become COO of NBCUniversal International Television Production. Cooper takes over the newly-created role on March 11, reporting to NBCU International TV Production president Michael Edelstein. She will assume day-to-day operational responsibility for business and legal affairs, HR, finance, merchandising and licensing and format sales. The company is on a drive to become “the premiere destination for content creators working outside the United States,” Edelstein said. It encompasses in-house labels Carnival Films, producer of Downton Abbey and Dracula; reality producer Monkey Kingdom; Lucky Giant, which is making Christopher Guest’s Family Tree with the BBC and HBO and factual label Chocolate Media. The company also has a joint TV production deal with Working Title, an equity stake in Oz-based Matchbox Pictures and a partnership with Canada’s Lark Productions, among other ventures.
Sarah Cooper Named COO At NBC Universal International Television Production
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