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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.

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Managing editor with realscreen publication, an international print and online magazine that covers the non-fiction film and television industries. Darah is an award-winning journalist who has spent over two decades covering a wide range of issues from real estate and urban development to immigration, politics and human rights, primarily with The Vancouver Sun. Prior to joining realscreen, she was editor of Stream Daily, realscreen's sister publication covering the dynamic global digital video industry. She also served a stint as a war reporter in Afghanistan for television and print, and was a national business blogger with Yahoo Canada.

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