Twentieth Century Fox Television Distribution’s (TCFTD) International TV president Marion Edwards plans to step down after 24 years with the company.
She’ll be succeeded in 2017 by Gina Brogi, EVP of Worldwide Pay Television and Subscription Video on Demand.
“It has been a very difficult decision to leave Fox but I am excited to see what new adventures lie ahead for me,” Edwards said on Wednesday. “[TCFTD president] Mark [Kaner], Gina, and I have worked together to make sure that our group is fully prepared and ready to face the challenges of the demanding future that lies ahead and now, having achieved that goal, it is the perfect time for me to step away and for Mark and Gina to lead the group forward to what I am sure will be an extraordinary future.”
“Gina has proven herself to be up to every challenge and Mark continues to be one of the most inspiring leaders in our business,” she continued. “The future looks very bright for Fox!”
Edwards first joined TCFTD in 1992 as senior vice president. She became head honcho in 2007. Prior to coming to Fox, Edwards was vice president of MGM/UA Telecommunications and VP of MCA Universal International TV.
“Marion is an institution in international television. We are very sorry to see her leave but I know she will have the same enormous success going forward. She is an exceptional leader who is highly regarded and admired throughout the industry and has achieved such great things for us,” Kaner said. “I can think of few executives who are as passionate, smart and dedicated as Marion and I am extraordinarily pleased she has agreed to stay on through the end of the year to lead a smooth transition..”
“I feel so much admiration and respect for Marion,” Brogi added. “She paved the way for women in this industry at a time when it was not an easy thing to do. She has become a significant mentor to me and I will wholeheartedly miss her collaboration and friendship at the office every day.”
Brogi joined TCTFD in 1999 as director of Worldwide Pay TV Distribution. She became EVP in 2011.