Looking to secure a distribution deal with FNG? Bigalow’s the name you need to know. The past year was huge for Bigalow and her team as she led the way to the launch of ad-free premium service FX+ and developed National Geographic sustainability efforts for partners. They also scored Fox Sports’ inaugural FIFA Men’s World Cup partner marketing. She cites “all of the female led production companies that are telling powerful stories about women, by women and for women,” as a recent step forward for women in media.
Who is an inspirational woman you admire, and why?
My Aunt Bill who is a community activist and a civic leader in southeastern Oklahoma. She was an early mentor and role model who rallied for women’s equality. As a young girl I helped her 1984 election campaign for State Senate. Billie Jean Floyd has a heart of gold, is kind to everyone and shows no sign of slowing down at 89.
What’s been the most dramatic change in your sector of the business today vs. three years ago?
The rate and scale of mergers on the content side.
What’s a recent example of a step forward for women in the media industry?
All of the female led production companies that are telling powerful stories about women, by women and for women.