Marta Ezpeleta Promoted to Mediapro Studio CEO, Taking Up the Position in 2025

Barcelona-based Grup Mediapro has promoted Marta Ezpeleta as the next head of international content factory The Mediapro Studio, where she currently serves as its international director.

Ezpeleta will replace Laura Fernández Espeso, Variety‘s International Media Woman of the Year, upped to No. 2 at Grup Mediapro from January.

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Meanwhile, Javier Esteban, a Mediapro Studio distribution, co-productions and acquisitions executive, will take Ezpeleta’s post.

Both effective from Jan. 1, 2025, the appointments confirm Mediapro’s bet on in-house talent promotion to drive international expansion.

A former general director of distribution at Disney in Spain and Portugal, Ezpeleta moved to TMS in 2019 as head of international distribution and co-productions. Under her direction, TV series such as “The Head,” “Paraíso,” “Express,” and “Vota Juan” and films such as “The Good Boss,” and “Official ”Competition” have been seen in more than 100 countries.

In 2021, she added to her responsibilities the management of the TMS’ international headquarters, helping to consolidate the international operation in the U.S., Colombia, Mexico, Argentina, Portugal, the U.K. and Uruguay.

“The professionalism, vision and dedication of Marta have been instrumental in The Mediapro Studio’s growth and international expansion,” said Fernandez Espeso.

“I have worked side by side with Marta since she joined Mediapro, and I am thoroughly convinced she will do an excellent job at the helm of the studio as a key part of the very talented team within the group, highly respected and supported by everyone,” she added.

Another former Disney executive, Esteban also joined TMS’ team of distribution, co-productions and acquisitions in 2019, defining the international strategy in several areas and leading sales in U.S., Latin American, U.K., Asia and Spain.

“Javier’s strategic and global vision, his capacity for adapting to change and his results-focused approach, make him the ideal candidate to oversee TMS’ international area,” Fernández Espeso added.

Javier Esteban
Javier Esteban

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