Barbara Zaneri

Veteran exec Zaneri picked up a new title this year that reflects her moxie as a negotiator. She led acquired negotiations in support of the CBS Broadcast Network’s fall ’23 schedule, securing multiplatform rights to the original U.K. version of “Ghost,” included U.S. broadcast and streaming premieres for seasons 4 and 5, among programming, and her group is targeting almost $300 million in movie acquisitions this year.

“I’ve learned that mentoring is a personally fulfilling experience. It only takes one person to see the spark in you that propels you forward. You get more when you give more.”

If you took a six-month sabbatical, how would you spend it? I would travel around the world by sea, stopping in all the fascinating ports and meeting all the fascinating people that live there!

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