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Turner ups Meraz to SVP of content acquisitions & strategey

Valerie Meraz has been promoted to senior vice-president of content acquisitions & strategy for Turner’s entertainment networks. In her new role, Meraz will negotiate deals for movies and off-network television series on behalf of TBS, TNT, truTV, Cartoon ...
March 1, 2017

Valerie Meraz has been promoted to senior vice-president of content acquisitions & strategy for Turner’s entertainment networks.

In her new role, Meraz will negotiate deals for movies and off-network television series on behalf of TBS, TNT, truTV, Cartoon Network, Adult Swim, Boomerang, Turner Classic Movies (TCM) and FilmStruck.

Meraz is based in Atlanta and will report to Michael Quigley, executive vice-president of commercial operations, content strategy & monetization for TBS & TNT.

Meraz first joined Turner in 2012 as vice-president of program acquisitions, where she provided expertise during negotiations to license Brooklyn Nine-Nine for TBS and a slate of movie blockbusters for TBS & TNT.

“Over the past five years, Valerie has built a highly effective acquisitions team that has been aggressively filling Turner’s library with valuable content and representing the company in an extremely dynamic and rapidly changing marketplace,” said Quigley in a statement. “We’re very fortunate to have someone with her experience and leadership in our corner.”

Meraz joined Turner after serving as vice-president of content acquisitions for Showtime Networks., where she oversaw the evaluation and acquisition of content for Showtime, The Movie Channel, and Flix (including on-demand and digital platforms). While at Showtime, Meraz negotiated deals for the acquisition of feature films, documentaries, short films, acquired series and stand-up comedy specials.

About The Author
Barry Walsh is editor and content director for realscreen, and has served as editor of the publication since 2009. With a career in entertainment media that spans two decades, prior to realscreen, he held the associate editor post for now defunct sister publication Boards, which focused on the advertising and commercial production industries. Before Boards, he served as editor of Canadian Music Network, a weekly music industry trade, and as music editor for HMV.com. As content director, he also oversees the development of content for the brand's market-leading events, the Realscreen Summit and Realscreen West, as well as new content initiatives.

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