Disney has hired Channel 4 commissioner, Lee Mason, to be the new director of scripted content for Disney+ in Europe, Middle East and Africa.

Lee Mason has been working at Channel 4 for nearly a decade and was involved in commissioning “It’s A Sin”, and “The End Of The F***ing World”.

He will be joining Disney+ this summer and He will report to Liam Keelan, VP of original content in EMEA.  This is the second Channel 4 commissioner that Disney+ has poached this year, as Disney hired Sean Doyle to be Disney+’s point-person for unscripted producers in Europe, Africa, and the Middle East.



Both Sean Doyle and Lee Mason will be working on creating new Disney+ Originals and Star Originals.   Which will all help towards Disney+ fulfilling its local content quotas and also it’s likely British Disney+ Originals will be released in other regions and Star Originals as Hulu Originals in the US.

 

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Source – Broadcast News 








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