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Zia Sands

Lead Acquisitions, Partnerships & Co-Productions, Kids & Family EMEA

WarnerMedia EMEA

Zia Bales is Senior Acquisitions Manager, Kids, EMEA for WarnerMedia International, working across Cartoon Network, Boomerang, Boing, Cartoonito, Toonami, Toonix and the kids’ section of HBO.

In this role, Zia oversees and negotiates shared acquisitions for the EMEA kids’ business, working closely with the local heads of programming and acquisitions of each of the channels and the content heads within EMEA. In addition, Zia works closely with production and coproduction partners to provide creative consultation throughout the development and production of select series, including Taffy, an original series for Boomerang with Cyber Group and Mush Mush and the Mushables.

Zia joined Turner in 2013. Prior to this she held an Acquisitions role at Disney. Zia has a background in Television Production having held various positions in Production Management.

Featured in: In Conversation with... Zia Bales, WarnerMedia EMEA; Speed Pitching - WarnerMedia EMEA, SVT, Hopster; Speed Pitching - WarnerMedia EMEA, TF1, Nickelodeon

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