WarnerMedia has hired former Gloob content sales manager Beatriz Thompson as its new acquisitions manager for Kids & Family in Latin America.
Thompson started on July 12 and reports to head of acquisitions and co-productions Jessica Bishop. She is responsible for negotiating WarnerMedia content deals and third-party acquisitions, co-productions and original production deals across the WarnerMedia Kids brands and platforms, including HBO Max.
Prior to joining the company, Thompson worked at Globo in Brazil, heading up content distribution strategy for pay-TV children’s channel Gloob. Before that, she was a content acquisitions supervisor at Globo, where she worked with partners such as Sony and Disney and handled unscripted formats like Big Brother, The Voice and Who Wants to be a Millionaire in the region. She also spent time at Brazilian paid educational TV channel Canal Futura as a coordinator for channel distribution.
WarnerMedia has been busy building up its LatAm kids catalogue in preparation for HBO Max’s launch in the region on June 29. It greenlit stop-motion anthology series Frankelda’s Book of Spooks and has plans to develop more than 100 local productions. Now that it has launched, the SVOD also picked up several seasons of Sunrise Productions’ Jungle Beat for LatAm earlier this week.