Twentieth Century Fox Television Distribution said today that its International Television president Marion Edwards is leaving at year’s end after nearly a quarter-century at the company. She will be replaced by Gina Brogi, the current EVP Worldwide Pay Television and Subscription Video on Demand.
As president of International TV since 2007, Edwards has driven the unit’s revenues to record levels, TCFTD said. It operates in more than 200 countries worldwide and has become a major profit contributor for parent company 21st Century Fox.
“It has been a very difficult decision to leave Fox, but I am excited to see what new adventures lie ahead for me,” Edwards said in a statement. Mark [Kaner, TCFTD president], Gina and I have worked together to make sure that our group is fully prepared and ready to face the challenges of the demanding future that lies ahead, and now, having achieved that goal, it is the perfect time for me to step away and for Mark and Gina to lead the group forward to what I am sure will be an extraordinary future.”
Brogi joined TCTFD in 1999 as director of worldwide pay TV distribution, rising through the ranks to VP Worldwide Pay Television for TCFTD and to her current position in 2011. “I feel so much admiration and respect for Marion,” she said. “She paved the way for women in this industry at a time when it was not an easy thing to do. She has become a significant mentor to me, and I will wholeheartedly miss her collaboration and friendship at the office every day.”
Edwards joined TCFTD in 1992 as SVP and was later elevated to EVP before becoming president of International Television nine years ago. Prior to Fox, she was VP of MGM/UA Telecommunications and VP of MCA Universal International TV. In 2014, Edwards received the Médaille d’Honneur Award at MIPTV for her exceptional contribution to international broadcasting.