22 JUL 2021

BBC STUDIOS PRODUCTIONS APPOINTS MARTHA BRASS AS COO

In her new role, Brass will be responsible for the overall BBC Studios Productions P&L, providing leadership and oversight of commercial and business development activities.

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BBC Studios Productions has appointed Martha Brass as Chief Operating Officer. Reporting to Ralph Lee, CEO of BBC Studios Productions, Brass will work alongside Lee and with key stakeholders across BBC Studios and the BBC Group to deliver Studios Productions’ growth plan and meet the needs of its pool of clients.

In her new role, Brass will be responsible for the overall BBC Studios Productions P&L, providing leadership and oversight of commercial and business development activities. She will also be accountable for business operations and production across all BBC Studios Productions bases.

Brass joins from the Newen Group, one of France’s largest producer-distributors of audio-visual content, where she was Director of International Operations. She was previously Chief Executive Officer, International Operations at Endemol Shine Group, which included a dual role heading up Shine France as interim CEO, leading the merger with Endemol France. Prior to the merger, Brass was Chief Operating Officer of Endemol Group. She has also held senior roles with production houses 19 Entertainment and Fremantle.

“I’m delighted that Martha is joining BBC Studios Productions and bringing her wealth of global commercial and operational experience to this pivotal role, as we set out our ambitious growth plan to develop even more creative hits for a wider range of clients,”  said Ralph Lee, CEO of BBC Studios Productions.

“Throughout my career in television production, I’ve been inspired by the BBC and the role it plays in setting the global standard for content creation. I’m absolutely thrilled to be working with Ralph and the incredible BBC Studios Productions team in further growing their incredible slate,”  Martha Brass added.

BBC Studios Productions was the UK’s most commissioned creator of new content in the last financial year, producing for a broad range of broadcasters and services including Apple, Netflix, NBC Universal, Discovery, Channel 4, and Sky, as well as the BBC.