Ann Sarnoff

As the first woman to lead the venerable studio, industry vet Sarnoff has quite the audience watching to see what she does. Most recently president of BBC Studios Americas, she brings with her expertise on optimizing global productions as well as streaming know-how—she served as board chair of BritBox, the US SVOD service focused on British TV shows. Sarnoff steps into the role following Kevin Tsujihara’s resignation after allegations of sexual impropriety, which he has denied. Last year, Sarnoff offered up this advice to us: “In a way, we need to take a fresh look at how we conduct business and how we create more diverse, inclusive and respectful workplaces. While women are making a bigger mark in leadership, we must partner with our male counterparts to solve those broader issues.”

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