Before Mipcom 2023, BBC Studios announced the promotion of Chris Kinsman and Rebecca Ransley to the newly established positions of Senior Vice President Factual and Senior Vice President Scripted for BBC Studios’ Content Sales Markets EMEA.
Based in London and reporting to Nick Percy, President of Global Markets, Chris and Rebecca will head the teams responsible for co-production and finished tape sales across all EMEA markets. They will formulate the sales strategy and oversee co-production and content financing opportunities within their respective genres. Chris and Rebecca will collaborate closely with BBC Studios’ content sales leads across Global Markets and North America, as well as with BBC Studios Production leadership.
Nick Percy, President, Global Markets said, “Both Chris and Rebecca bring a wealth of experience and expertise to their new roles which have been created to reflect the evolving needs of our business. With these promotions I am delighted to be able to recognise the quality of their leadership and the strength and expertise of our sales teams.”
Chris Kinsman, SVP Factual, Content Sales Markets EMEA said, “For a number of years Rebecca and I have worked alongside each other, so we’re delighted to be jointly leading the integrated EMEA sales team with these new roles and we’re looking forward to unlocking further opportunities for our world class factual and scripted programming.”
Rebecca Ransley, SVP Scripted, Content Sales Markets EMEA said, “With BBC Studios’ ambitious growth plans and growing pipeline it’s the perfect time to have refreshed our team structure in line with the company’s objectives allowing closer and richer conversations with our partners.”
Chris has devoted nearly twenty years to nurturing key strategic relationships for the EMEA region at BBC Studios. After working in sales and co-productions in France and content sales in Italy and Iberia, Chris took on the leadership of the Western Europe Content Sales team for Factual. Throughout his tenure at BBC Studios, Chris has spearheaded commercial partnerships across vital EMEA markets for Factual, overseen negotiations, and delivered numerous co-productions for key BBC Studios’ content, fostering enduring partnerships.
With over a decade of experience in various roles at BBC Studios, Rebecca has overseen sales teams across multiple EMEA markets, collaborating with both local and global partners. In recent years, she has worked closely on BBC Studios’ scripted output and its sales strategy across EMEA, ensuring a seamless transition into her new role. Prior to her time at BBC Studios, Rebecca held various commercial and production roles at the BBC, including at BBC Panorama.
BBC Studios recently unveiled its impressive lineup for Mipcom, featuring distinctive, high-quality programming such as “Mammals,” “The Famous Five,” “Truelove,” “Disco: Soundtrack of a Revolution,” and “The Unique Boutique.”
Special events include a fireside chat with CEOs for Global Distribution and Productions, Rebecca Glashow and Ralph Lee, and a live play-along game of the primetime entertainment format, “The 1% Club.”
You can find BBC Studios at P0.E1 in the Palais des Festivals Verrière section at the market.