First Look Media names Todd Green as Senior VP of Content Distribution and Licensing
Also today, the company founded by eBay founder Pierre Omidyar announced Carrie Lieberman as Director of Content Distribution and Licensing, and Lydia Cheuk named Senior Vice President, Business and Legal Affair
NEW YORK, NY – September 21, 2016 — First Look Media today announced that the company has named Todd Green as Senior Vice President of Content Distribution and Licensing for First Look Media and Carrie Lieberman as Director of Content Distribution and Licensing. Green and Lieberman are building and leading the company’s efforts to identify, secure and maintain distribution partnerships and licensing agreements with traditional and new distributors and networks across both linear and digital platforms. They will drive both audience and revenue for the company.
First Look Media has a number of key distribution deals in place, with Vanity Fair and Comcast on AJ Schnack’s short-form documentary series on the current Presidential campaign, NomiNation, with The New Yorker on The Journey, the short-form documentary series that follows Syrian refugees as they leave their country, with Panoply on the company’s first podcast, Politically Re-Active with W. Kamau Bell and Hari Kondobalu, and with Fusion on Primaries, AJ Schnack’s six-part documentary series examining the presidential campaign, and with Uproxx on news coverage from The Intercept. Additionally, First Look Media is currently in discussions with a range of distribution players across all platforms about video projects ranging from motion pictures to television shows and podcasts.
Left to right: Todd Green, Carrie Lieberman, Lydia Cheuk
Josh Epstein, EVP and Chief Business Officer of First Look Media, said, “Todd brings a wealth of experience with a range of distribution deals, partners and models from his extensive time at AMC Networks and Tribeca Film. Todd will be working closely with Carrie Lieberman, who brings terrific experience from the NBCU and Viacom distribution teams, to continue to build our relationships and efforts to distribute and monetize our content across all types of platforms and partners.”
First Look Media also announced that Lydia Cheuk has been named Senior Vice President, Business and Legal Affairs. Cheuk is working closely with First Look Media’s programming and distribution teams to provide strategic insight and practical execution around all deals and legal issues.
“Lydia’s extensive career experience advising and collaborating with the leadership team at Blue Man Group, where she served as General Counsel and Director of Business Affairs, will serve First Look Media well,” said Epstein. “She has quickly become our go-to partner and dealmaker as we ramp up activity on the production and distribution fronts.”
First Look Media is a new-model media company devoted to supporting independent voices across all platforms, from investigative journalism and documentary filmmaking to smart, provocative entertainment. Launched in 2013 by eBay founder and philanthropist Pierre Omidyar with the belief that independent perspectives are vital to a vibrant culture and thriving democracy. First Look operates as both a studio and digital media company.