Condé Nast Entertainment is restructuring its executive team under recently appointed president Agnes Chu, with digital video executive Cecile Murias moving to SVP of global production.
The appointments, effective immediately, are the first organizational changes announced since Chu (pictured) joined Condé Nast’s studio and distribution division in July.
Under her purview, CNE is looking to prioritize global entertainment, expand physical production capabilities and grow a film and television business by leveraging Condé Nast’s portfolio of brands and IP.
Murias — whose experience includes building production teams across the series, film, digital and podcast mediums — joined CNE in April 2020, overseeing U.S. digital video production for CNE Studios.
Prior to that, she ran production at Uninterrupted, the sports and culture network co-founded by LeBron James and Maverick Carter.
CNE’s SVP of marketing, new platforms and branded entertainment Teal Newland will take on the role of SVP, digital video (English language).
Newland, who first joined CNE in 2015, will oversee programming, development, branded and marketing of the US and UK digital entertainment portfolio in her expanded role.
Ezzie Chidi-Ofong, who has led Condé Nast’s digital video strategy and operations in the UK and international markets since 2017, has been named SVP of digital video (local language).
Chidi-Ofong is tasked with growing CNE’s digital entertainment blueprint across Europe, Asia and Latin America through her expanded programming, development and branded purview.
Based in Los Angeles, former Disney+ VP of business affairs Jennifer Jones has been tapped as head of global business affairs and operations.
At Disney+, Jones served as the lead negotiator for the steamer’s local original programming slate in Europe, the Middle East, Africa, North Asia and Canada.
Prior to that, she worked in several capacities at the streamer, most notably establishing its initial content business parameters for scripted originals, unscripted originals, licenses, co-productions and talent deals.
Rounding out the new series of appointments, Reggie Williams, formerly CNE’s SVP of programming, becomes SVP of global consumer revenue video.
“During such a transformative time in our industry, Condé Nast Entertainment is also undergoing significant change,” Chu said in a statement. “We are confronting the challenges of this past year with leadership and vision, and with this new team, we are positioned to create more of the exceptional, award-winning content our audience expects.”
Condé Nast Entertainment produces more than 4,000 videos annually, including Vogue’s 73 Questions, Wired’s Autocomplete Interview and Architectural Digest’s Open Door. The company additionally produces original television series for Netflix (Last Chance U), Vice TV (Most Expensivest), Investigation Discovery and Amazon, among others.