Lantica Media, the Caribbean-based media Company, announced the appointment of its current board member, Joaquín Blaya, as new Chairman ot the Board of Directors, and Fred Medina as the new company COO.
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).
Medina, who served as EVP for BBC Worldwide Latin America, worked in top positions in MTV Latino, HBO Group Latin America, E! Entertainment, A&E Olé, Univisión and Ericsson Telecommunications. As COO to Lantica will be responsible for overseeing all day-to-day operations and production services for Pinewood Dominican Republic Studios, reporting directly to Blaya.
“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 cmopany’s capabilities and, together with the team that has made it happen thus far, bolster growth.”
Lantica Media is an integrated media and entertainment company, which renders services all around the globe, featuring production and financing services for film and television content under its seal Lantica Pictures, and its state-of-the art production compound, Pinewood Dominican Republic Studios, managed by Pinewood Group U.K