Based in London, Kinsman and Ransley will lead the teams responsible for coproduction and finished tape sales across EMEA.
Ahead of Mipcom 2023, BBC Studios has made strategic moves by promoting Chris Kinsman and Rebecca Ransley to the newly created roles of Senior Vice President Factual and Senior Vice President Scripted for BBC Studios’ Content Sales Markets EMEA.
Both Kinsman and Ransley, based in London, will report directly to Nick Percy, President of Global Markets. In their new roles, they will take the helm of teams responsible for co-production and finished tape sales across all EMEA markets. They will play pivotal roles in setting sales strategies and steering co-production and content financing opportunities within their respective genres. Kinsman and Ransley will collaborate closely with BBC Studios’ content sales leaders across Global Markets and North America, as well as with BBC Studios Production leadership.
Speaking about the appointment, Nick Percy said: “Both Chris and Rebecca bring a wealth of experience and expertise to their new roles which have been created to reflect the evolving needs of our business. With these promotions I am delighted to be able to recognise the quality of their leadership and the strength and expertise of our sales teams.”
Chris Kinsman, SVP Factual, Content Sales Markets EMEA, added: “For a number of years Rebecca and I have worked alongside each other, so we’re delighted to be jointly leading the integrated EMEA sales team with these new roles and we’re looking forward to unlocking further opportunities for our world class factual and scripted programming.”
Rebecca Ransley, SVP Scripted, Content Sales Markets EMEA, commented: “With BBC Studios’ ambitious growth plans and growing pipeline it’s the perfect time to have refreshed our team structure in line with the company’s objectives allowing closer and richer conversations with our partners.”
Kinsman brings nearly two decades of experience in nurturing strategic relationships for the EMEA region at BBC Studios. His extensive background spans roles in sales and co-productions in France, content sales in Italy and Iberia, and leading the Western Europe Content Sales team for Factual. Over the years, Kinsman has led commercial partnerships across key EMEA markets for Factual, negotiated and delivered multiple co-productions for essential BBC Studios’ content, and fostered long lasting partnerships.
Ransley, with over a decade of experience at BBC Studios, has managed sales teams across multiple EMEA markets, collaborating with both local and global partners. Her recent focus has been on BBC Studios’ scripted output and its sales strategy across EMEA, making her transition into her new role a natural progression. Before her time at BBC Studios, Ransley held various commercial and production roles at the BBC, including contributions to BBC Panorama.
BBC Studios has also recently unveiled a slate for Mipcom, featuring distinctive, high-quality programming such as Mammals, The Famous Five, Truelove, Disco: Soundtrack of a Revolution, and The Unique Boutique. Exclusive events include a fireside chat with CEOs for Global Distribution and Productions, Rebecca Glashow and Ralph Lee, as well as a live play-along game of the primetime entertainment format, The 1% Club.