22 SEP 2022

Disney names April Carretta Head of Communications, Direct to Consumer

The Walt Disney Company has named April Carretta as Head of Communications, Direct to Consumer. She will lead communications globally for the company’s portfolio of direct-to-consumer video streaming businesses.

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The Walt Disney Company has named April Carretta as Head of Communications, Direct to Consumer. Reporting to Heather Hust Rivera, SVP Communications for Disney Media & Entertainment Distribution, Carretta will lead communications globally for the company’s portfolio of direct-to-consumer video streaming businesses under its Disney Media and Entertainment Distribution division (DMED), including consumer, content publicity, international, crisis communications and incident management, as well as internal employee communications.

DMED, which is led by Chairman Kareem Daniel, manages operations for streamers Disney+, Hulu, ESPN+ and Disney+ Hotstar, as well as broadcast and cable television networks. The direct-to-consumer arm handles P&L management and all distribution, network and engineering operations, sales, advertising, data and technology functions worldwide for these platforms.

Carretta joined Disney in 2019, leading communications for the company’s Platform Distribution organization, tasked with shaping communications across all of DMED’s third-party media sales efforts for distribution, content sales agreements, affiliate marketing for direct-to-consumer services and linear media networks, global theatrical film distribution, and other Disney properties. Earlier in her career, she worked in marketing and global communications for Twentieth Century Fox, Edelman and Sony Pictures.