US Briefs: Lantica rings changes at the top

Lantica Media has named board member and former Univision and Telemundo executive Joaquin Blaya as executive chairman of the board and appointed former BBC Worldwide managing director Fred Medina COO.

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Lantica Media Taps Former Univision Head as Chairman

Joaquin Blaya will serve as executive chairman of the board for the company, which currently owns the Pinewood Dominican Republic Studios.

Caribbean top company Lantica Media on Tuesday announced the appointment of current board member and former Univision head Joaquin Blaya as its new executive chairman. Former BBC Worldwide Latin America exec vp Fred Medina also joins the company as COO, according to Lantica’s release.

Lantica’s operating units include Lantica Pictures, a co-producer of the latest Zorro film Ztogether with Sobini Films. The movie, to be shot in the Dominican Republic and directed by Jonas Cuaron (Gravity), recently cast Gael Garcia Bernal as the lead.

Lantica Media also is the majority owner of Pinewood Dominican Republic Studios, a state-of-the-art facility operated by the U.K.’s Pinewood Studios Group. The location’s main feature is an eight-acre water-effects filming space that holds the largest natural ocean horizon water tank in the world. Recent Hollywood productions shot there include Vin Diesel’s xXx: The Return of Zander Cage and 47 Meters Down, starring Mandy Moore.

“The board and I are pleased to count with Joaquin as our new executive chairman,” said INICIA managing partner and Lantica Media board member Felipe Vicini. “His leadership and strategic vision will be key to guide and support Lantica Media in its next phase.”

He continued: “As the company enters a new chapter, Joaquin and Fred’s phenomenal track record of success and experience in the international media industry will play a major role to further expand the company’s capabilities and, together with the team that has made it happen thus far, bolster growth.”

SOURCE: http://www.hollywoodreporter.com

LANTICA MEDIA APPOINTS FRED MEDINA AND JOAQUÍN BLAYA TO BOLSTER ITS EXPANSION

Medina steps in as the new COO, while Blaya, current member of the Board, has been appointed new Executive Chairman of the company Board of Directors.

Blaya is an industry pioneer in the Spanish-speaking media market in the U.S, renowned for his contributions in Latino media companies such as Univisión and Telemundo, and for his participation in creating and developing new programs and channels while working for the BBG (U.S Broadcasting Board of Governors), where for eight years he served as Chairman to the committees in the Middle East and Asia, while overseeing the brand positioning of several BBG entities, among which featured Voice of America and Radio Free Europe.

“The board and I are pleased to have Joaquin on board as our new executive chairman,” said INICIA managing partner and Lantica Media board member Felipe Vicini. “His leadership and strategic vision will be key to guide and support Lantica Media in its next phase.” He continued: “As the company enters a new chapter, Joaquin and Fred’s phenomenal track record of success and experience in the international media industry will play a major role to further expand the company’s capabilities and, together with the team that has made it happen thus far, bolster growth.”

With a vast and successful trajectory in media in Latin America and the U.S Spanish-speaking market, Fred Medina has held high-level positions in companies such as MTV Latino, HBO Latin America, E! Entertainment, A&E Olé Network, Univisión and Ericsson Telecommunications.Prior to joining Lantica Media, Medina served as EVP and managing director for BBC Worldwide (UK), responsible for overseeing all the regional commercial operations for the network.

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FORMER UNIVISION AND TELEMUNDO CHAIRMAN, JOAQUIN BLAYA, AND FORMER BBC WORLDWIDE MG, FRED MEDINA, JOIN LANTICA MEDIA OF DOMINICAN REPUBLIC

LANTICA MEDIA announced yesterday appointing Joaquín Blaya, a member of their Boar dof Directors, as the new executive Chairman of the Board of Directors to said company, and Fred Medina, former BBC Worldwide managing director as COO (Chief Operations Officer).

Blaya is an industry pioneer in the Spanish-speaking media market in the U.S, renowned for his contributions in Latino media companies such as Univisión and Telemundo.

“As the company enters a new chapter, Joaquin and Fred’s phenomenal track record of success and experience in the international media industry will play a major role to further expand the company’s capabilities and, together with the team that has made it happen thus far, bolster growth.”, so said Felipe Vicini, managing partner for INICIA and Board member of Lantica Media.

As COO, Medina is responsible for overseeing all day-to-day operations and production services for Pinewood Dominican Republic Studios, according to the financial objectives and corporate strategy. Reporting directly to the new Chairman, Medina has relocated from Miami to the D.R, where Lantica Media is headquartered, joining company CEO, Antonio Gennari, and Lantica Pictures president, Albert Martínez Martín.

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Fred Medina, New COO of Lantica Media

Lantica Media, majority stakeholder of Pinewood Dominican Republic Studios, announced the appointment of Joaquin Blaya as president of the Board of Directors and Fred Medina as COO.

Entertainment company Lantica Media, majority stakeholder of Pinewood Dominican Republic Studios, announced the appointment of Joaquin Blaya as president of the Board of Directors.

Blaya, who was formerly a member of the Board, is a pioneer in the Hispanic TV industry in the US, known as a visionary thanks to his contributions at companies like Univision and Telemundo. The executive is known for its participation in creating and developing new channels and TV shows while working for the BBG (United States Broadcasting Board of Governors).

As a member of the Board of Directors at Lantica Media for the last two years, Blaya has given his vast international experience in building and transforming media companies, to help increase the company’s business model.

In his new role as Executive President of the Board of Directors, he has taken on new challenges to back the company’s plans in its next stage of growth. Along with Blaya’s appointment, Lantica Media announced the arrival of Fred Medina as Chief Operating Officer.

Medina joins the company after a long track record in Latin American and US Hispanic media platforms, with top roles in MTV Latino, Grupo HBO Latinoamérica, E! Entertainment, A&E Olé Networks, Univisión and Ericsson Telecommunications.

Prior to joining Lantica Media, Medina was EVP and GM of BBC Worldwide, in charge of the company’s commercial activities in Latin America and US Hispanic. As COO, Medina is in charge of running the daily operations and production services at Pinewood Dominican Republic Studios, according to the corporate strategy and the company’s financial goals.

Reporting to the new executive president of the Board, Medina has moved from Miami to the Dominican Republic, main headquarters of Lantica Media, joining the company’s CEO, Antonio Gennari, and the president of Lantica Pictures, Albert Martínez Martín.

SOURCE: http://www.todotvnews.com

Lantica Media Taps Former Univision Head as Chairman

Caribbean top company Lantica Media on Tuesday announced the appointment of current board member and former Univision head Joaquin Blaya as its new executive chairman. Former BBC Worldwide Latin America exec vp Fred Medina also joins the company as COO, according to Lantica’s release.

Lantica’s operating units include Lantica Pictures, a co-producer of the latest Zorro film Z together with Sobini Films. The movie, to be shot in the Dominican Republic and directed by Jonas Cuaron (Gravity), recently cast Gael Garcia Bernal as the lead.

Lantica Media also is the majority owner of Pinewood Dominican Republic Studios, a state-of-the-art facility operated by the U.K.’s Pinewood Studios Group. The location’s main feature is an eight-acre water-effects filming space that holds the largest natural ocean horizon water tank in the world. Recent Hollywood productions shot there include Vin Diesel’s xXx: The Return of Zander Cage and 47 Meters Down, starring Mandy Moore.

“The board and I are pleased to count with Joaquin as our new executive chairman,” said INICIA managing partner and Lantica Media board member Felipe Vicini. “His leadership and strategic vision will be key to guide and support Lantica Media in its next phase.”

He continued: “As the company enters a new chapter, Joaquin and Fred’s phenomenal track record of success and experience in the international media industry will play a major role to further expand the company’s capabilities and, together with the team that has made it happen thus far, bolster growth.”

SOURCE: https://www.yahoo.com