Endeavor Content has named former AMC Networks CFO Kasee Calabrese to the newly created role of senior vice president and chief financial officer.
She will oversee all aspects of Endeavor Content’s financial affairs and planning in support of its television and film studio and distribution, documentary, music and live experiences divisions, according to the announcement. official. As a member, the studio continues to grow as a leading global content company. Calabrese will be a member of the leadership team and will report to co-CEOs Chris Rice and Graham Taylor.
Endeavor Content, like other production branches launched by major talent agencies and operated under their auspices, has accepted a new financial setup in which the agencies no longer control them. Earlier this year, South Korean media and entertainment giant CJ ENM acquired an 80% stake in Endeavor Content, an investment that valued the company at around $1 billion. The company has backed projects like HBO’s Breakup and escape from Sundance Cha Cha real smooth.
“As Endeavor Content continues to expand around the world, Kasee’s leadership in corporate and operational finance, deep experience in business development and highly sought-after international perspective will be invaluable as we move forward. build on our success to date,” Rice and Taylor said. in a joint statement.
At AMC Networks, Calabrese led the company’s financial planning and management as executive vice president of global finance. For nearly nine years with the company, Calabrese held various roles in finance, corporate development, transformation and strategy. Most recently, Calabrese oversaw global financial planning and analysis in distribution, programming, streaming, advertising and international and helped launch AMC+ in the US and internationally. In a previous role with the company, Calabrese was part of the corporate development team focused on mergers and acquisitions and strategic investments. Prior to AMC, she held senior financial positions at Leftfield Entertainment, HIT Entertainment/Mattel, Cenveo and RR Donnelley.
“Endeavor Content has a rich heritage of working with the world’s best storytellers and creative talents, combined with an unparalleled collection of premium content assets. It is uniquely positioned to build on this solid foundation and capitalize on opportunities for significant growth ahead,” said Calabrese. “I look forward to working with Chris, Graham and the entire Endeavor Content team to continue building this innovative, world-class studio.”