Carretta will report directly to Heather Hust Rivera, Senior Vice President of Communications for Disney Media and Entertainment Distribution.
Disney has promoted April Carretta to Head of Communications for its direct-to-consumer business arm.
The communications exec with 20-plus years of experience will lead communications globally for Disney’s portfolio of direct-to-consumer video streaming businesses under its Disney Media and Entertainment Distribution division (DMED), including consumer, content publicity, international, crisis communications and incident management, as well as internal employee communications.
DMED, which is led by chairman Kareem Daniel, manages operations for streamers Disney+, Hulu, ESPN+ and Disney+ Hotstar, as well as broadcast and cable television networks.
Carretta reports to Heather Hust Rivera, SVP of Communications for Disney Media & Entertainment Distribution.
Carretta joined Disney in 2019, where she led communications for the company’s Platform Distribution organisation, tasked with shaping communications across all of DMED’s third-party media sales efforts for distribution, content sales agreements, affiliate marketing for direct-to-consumer services and linear media networks, global theatrical film distribution, and other Disney properties.
Prior to joining Disney, Carretta held comms roles at Twentieth Century Fox, Edelman, and Sony Pictures.