Telemundo mixes up management team
Michelle Clancy
| 08 December 2018

US Hispanic broadcaster Telemundo Global Studios has announced management changeups.

Fabrizio Alcobe has been promoted to SVP of talent. He will be responsible for leading talent management, development and casting. His responsibilities will include programmes aimed at finding and nurturing up-and-coming talent from around the world, according to the network.

Fernando Gastón was named VP of productions and development for pilots, where he will oversee the production of the studios’ pilots for long scripted formats. Jorge Giraldo meanwhile joins as producer, with oversight of the studios productions in Colombia. And Marcel Ferrer joins as producer, with oversight of the studios productions in Mexico.

Alejandra Serna was promoted to SVP of production management and operations, Telemundo Global Studios. She will be responsible for overseeing production management, compliance, operational excellence and efficiency within productions. Luis Zelkovich is promoted to senior supervisor of 10 p.m. productions. And Sergio Mendoza was promoted to senior director of scripted development for 8 p.m. and 9 p.m.

“This new leadership team will continue to position Telemundo Global Studios as the leading production facility beloved and cherished by Latinos everywhere,” said Marcos Santana, president of Telemundo Global Studios . “This team of industry power players will propel our vision forward and continue to transform Telemundo as the preferred network for innovative and cutting-edge content.”

As part of the moves, Ricardo Coeto, EVP of production, will leave the company. He will remain as a creative advisor for scripted projects for Telemundo Global Studios to help through a transition period.

The leadership team will be based at the new state-of-the-art Telemundo Centre in Miami, which officially opened in April 2018.

Combined, Telemundo Global Studios and Telemundo International Studios produce an average of 900 hours of programming per year across Series, Premium and Super Series formats.

The news comes shortly after the network rejiggered its digital network team