London – Leading global distributor Kew Media Group announces the expansion of its scripted efforts with the appointment of renowned industry executive Carrie Stein as Executive Vice President, Global Scripted Series.
In this newly created position, Carrie will work closely with outside producers as well as producers under the Kew Media banner to build a high-end slate of scripted television series. Based in Los Angeles, Carrie joins the Company immediately and will attend the C21 Drama Summit in London next week where she is moderating two of the Summit panels.
Carrie has worked in the entertainment industry for more than 20 years in all phases of the business, including feature film and television development and production. She was most recently Executive Vice President of Global Productions for Entertainment One Television. In that capacity, she forged strategic alliances with global producers, and packaged and oversaw international co-productions including Ransom (CBS and Shaw) which is in its second season, Welcome to Sweden (TV4 and NBC), the multi award-winning The Book of Negroes (CBC and BET), Gap Year (Channel 4 and Hulu) and Cardinal (CTV), now in production for seasons 2 and 3.
Prior to joining eOne, Carrie launched the global division of 3 Arts Entertainment, managing production companies and showrunners worldwide. Before that, she was CEO of Alchemy Television, a UK and LA-based production and distribution company responsible for a slate of high-end television properties including Coco Chanel, Ben Hur, The Company and Flashpoint. Earlier, she ran the longform packaging department at ICM for eleven years.
“We are thrilled to have Carrie on board as we build our scripted business,” said Greg Phillips, President of Distribution for KEW MEDIA. “Her ability to navigate the North American and European markets, both creatively and commercially, combined with her long-standing relationships with producers around the globe, make her the ideal executive for the job.”
Carrie Stein said of her new position, “There’s never been more opportunity to work with both seasoned talent and new voices to bring distinct stories to the small screen. With the financial backing of KEW’s recent IPO, we are poised to become one of the go-to companies for high-end, ambitious, international drama, and I’m excited to be joining this fantastic team!”