Vimeo appoints Anjali Sud as CEO
Video sharing and VOD platform Vimeo has named Anjali Sud as the company’s new CEO.
Sud (pictured) has been with Vimeo since 2014, hired initially to lead marketing. According to the company, she drove revenue growth through customer acquisition and retention, international expansion and brand building.
In 2016 she was elevated to GM and SVP, overseeing the operations of Vimeo’s core creator business.
Prior to Vimeo, Sud held various positions in e-commerce and media at Amazon and Time Warner.
Sud’s appointment comes a little over a year after the departure of Kelly Trainor, who had been CEO for four years. Sud has taken over the role from Vimeo’s interim CEO, Joey Levin, who remains CEO of IAC.
GLAAD announces inaugural grant recipients
GLAAD, the world’s largest LGBTQ media advocacy organization, has announced the grand prize recipient of its inaugural glaadgrants funding.
The grant aim to provide funding and professional mentorship to content creators for in-progress works that focus on diverse LGBTQ voices and stories. The glaadgrants project aims to develop a more robust and diverse pipeline of LGBTQ content creators in the entertainment industry.
The recipient, America in Transition, is a series that explores relationships, family, and social issues by sharing first person narratives from trans people of color, including immigrants, people living with HIV, and those living in rural environments.
Created by André Pérez, America in Transition is made by a production team comprised of nearly all people who are trans and/or persons of color.
Pérez is seeking a producer and media partner to help distribute America in Transition online this November. The team is planning a social impact campaign that will include community screenings at churches, schools, and rural community centers around the country in late 2017 going into 2018.
“glaadgrants support and empower content creators to tell stories that foster understanding and accelerate acceptance of LGBTQ people,” said Sarah Kate Ellis, GLAAD president and CEO, in a statement. “American in Transition humanizes the trans experience in ways that will enlighten and engage Americans from all walks of life.”
ID series reveals effects of murder on those left behind
A new series from Investigation Discovery will examine the ripple effects a single murder can have on multiple lives.
Announced at Discovery’s upfront presentation in January, each episode of Shattered will begin with the introduction of three people.
While at first the trio may seem unlinked, as the episode unfolds it will showcase the unique perspectives each individual has on the same event, as viewers learn different details of the crime.
Shattered is produced by Investigation Discovery by Red Marble Media with Kevin Fitzpatrick, Stephen Dost, Jonathan Santos, and Bernardo Ruiz as executive producers. For Investigation Discovery, Pamela Deutsch is senior executive producer.