PBS Distribution has announced that Debbie Ries (pictured) has been named MD of children’s distribution. Joining her is Alexandra Ries, who was named senior director of children’s distribution.
Debbie and Alexandra, who departed NCircle Entertainment in March, will serve as members of PBS Distribution’s senior leadership team.
As managing director and senior director, respectively, Debbie and Alex are charged with leading children’s distribution efforts for the company. They will focus on maximizing home entertainment revenue for PBS children’s programming, including developing and executing marketing plans, developing new products, expanding sales opportunities and acquiring new properties.
Debbie Ries joins PBS Distribution from NCircle, the distribution company specializing in children’s media, which she founded in 2006. She has more than 25 years of experience in the children’s media business. Alexandra Ries also joins PBS Distribution from NCircle, where she was VP of sales and business development.
Photo: Debbie Ries.