Disney’s international content and operations division has signed Kristen Finney to becoming the Executive Vice President Of Content Curation, and will manage the international content strategy across Europe, the Middle East, Africa, Latin America, Asia Pacific and India.

She will be responsible for overseeing the creation of original programming for Disney+ and Star+, along with linear channels. The division is a centralised hub for international content acquisition information, cross-regional licensing opportunities, content slates and pipelines.

In a statement, Kristen Finney said:

“I am excited to join the new international content and operations organization and to have the opportunity to work closely with Rebecca and this team of internationally respected content creators.  The regional teams in IC&O are building a truly impressive slate of engaging and entertaining content, and I look forward to driving strategic opportunities as we aggressively expand these local offerings around the globe.”

She will be working closing with the regional content teams and will report directly to International Content and Operations Chairman Rebecca Campbell, who also said in a statement to THR:

“Kristen has a proven track record of delivering successful content strategies. This expertise, combined with her skillful ability to build and lead innovative teams, makes her the perfect candidate for this important new role,” said Campbell. “Her extensive and diverse experience will make her a vital part of our IC&O leadership team.”

Kirsten has previously worked as the Executive Vice President, Content Distribution Strategy and Development at Disney Media & Entertainment Distribution, which operates Disney+. She is also a former Executive Vice President for Twentieth Century Fox Television Distribution.

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