BBC Studios hires Lawrence Szabo as US distribution EVP

The former Paramount exec, who previously managed Nickelodeon acquisitions, takes on a content portfolio that includes Doctor Who.
May 18, 2023

Lawrence SzaboBBC Studios has named former Paramount exec Lawrence Szabo as its new EVP of US content distribution. 

Szabo’s remit is to set up sales and co-production deals for BBC’s content with American streamers and linear nets, with a focus on scripted and factual programming. Hit series under his care include, Doctor Who and Planet Earth.

At Paramount Global, Szabo worked in acquisitions for heavy-hitting channels and platforms such as Nickelodeon, Paramount+, Pluto TV and Showtime. Prior to that, he served in a variety of sales roles at Lionsgate and MGM. Szabo is based in LA and reports to Janet Brown, BBC Studios’ president of content distribution in North America and Latin America. 

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