Reporting to Ralph Lee, CEO of BBC Studios Productions, she will be responsible for the overall BBC Studios Productions P&L, providing leadership and oversight of commercial and business development activities. She will also be accountable for business operations and production across all BBC Studios Productions bases.
BBC Studios Productions was the UK’s most commissioned creator of new content in the last financial year, producing for a broad range of broadcasters and services including Apple, Netflix, NBC Universal, Discovery, Channel 4 and Sky as well as the BBC.
Brass joins from the Newen Group, France’s largest producer-distributor of audiovisual content, where she was director of international operations. She was previously CEO, international operations at Endemol Shine Group, which included a dual role heading up Shine France as interim CEO, leading the merger with Endemol France. Prior to the merger, Brass was COO of Endemol Group. She has also held senior roles with production houses 19 Entertainment and Fremantle.
Commenting on the appointment, Lee said: “I’m delighted that Martha is joining BBC Studios Productions and bringing her wealth of global commercial and operational experience to this pivotal role, as we set out our ambitious growth plan to develop even more creative hits for a wider range of clients”.
Brass added: “Throughout my career in television production, I’ve been inspired by the BBC and the role it plays in setting the global standard for content creation. I’m absolutely thrilled to be working with Ralph and the incredible BBC Studios Production team in further growing their incredible slate”.