With over 25 years of experience in media rights distribution and global franchise development, Claudia is an accomplished media professional with a focus in the children’s entertainment arena. Prior to forming Cookbook Media, Claudia served as Senior Vice President, Global Distribution, at The Jim Henson Company, where she spearheaded media rights and content partnerships. She has served as Vice President, Business Development, at 9 Story Media Group. In that role, she led the company’s global partnerships as well as the strategic management of the Digital and Consumer Products divisions for shows such as Daniel Tiger and Wild Kratts, and worked to align development and co-production partners to finance the production of new properties. Previously, Claudia was Senior Vice President & Group Director Broadcast, Americas and EMEA at HIT Entertainment (owned by Mattel since 2012), responsible for the content distribution of iconic titles such as Thomas & Friends, Bob the Builder, Barbie and Hot Wheels. Claudia has also held the position of Head of Formats and Head of Southern European Distribution during a ten-year tenure at BBC Worldwide, based in London. Her first kids’ show launch was Teletubbies in 1997.