Based in Los Angeles and London, MediaXchange is a media consultancy assisting entertainment industry professionals to develop effective knowledge, contacts and business in the international marketplace.
Founded in 1991 by CEO Katrina Wood, MediaXchange’s roster of returning clients and new participants from around the world encompasses studios and networks, creative and business executives, writers and developers, financiers and filmmakers, government agencies and industry associations.
The range of services we are able to provide is drawn from our unique global perspective. In collaboration with you, we design a route to your desired destination.
Non Executive Chairman
Until 2017, Ben was Chief Analyst & VP for TMT at IHS Markit and before that was instrumental in building leading research firm Screen Digest, sold to IHS in 2010. Ben has delivered over 1,000 presentations and lectures, including keynote addresses at many international conventions and guest lectures at leading University business schools. Additionally, he has contributed articles to more than 20 different books, magazines and newspapers.
Founder and CEO
Katrina Wood Chief Executive Officer and Founder of MediaXchange Ltd., built the international profile of the company on two main principles: entertainment is a global business and it is also very much a people business.
From the two media centres of Los Angeles and London, Katrina has built and unrivalled network of creative and business professionals across the globe.
She brings to her work a rich hybrid of information and access, providing a versatile and unique resource enabling clients to develop and expand their corporate and project interests in the global market place. Her innovative and informed vision brings international ambitions to life.
US STRATEGIC ADVISOR
As global entertainment expert for Warner Bros., BBC, CNN, Endemol, and others, Joerg aligns strategic vision, focus and investment with changing TV market needs and new D2C, streaming content opportunities.
In addition, Joerg is Executive Producer for two upcoming Netflix series, “Transformers” and “Tekken” and lectures a class about “the Future of Digital Media and the Entertainment Industry” at USC Cinematic Arts.
Director of Programmes and Information
Having spent 12 years as a consultant in Hollywood, Alison returned to the UK in 2011 and is based in the North West of England. Prior to her years in LA, the earlier part of her UK career was spent in Programme Acquisition and Business Affairs at ITV, BSkyB and Channel 4, working closely with Programme Directors and Commissioning Editors on the selection, negotiation and contracting of programming from suppliers from all over the world.
Director of Operations
Omar’s experience in consulting and risk assessment with firms such as Ernst & Young and ING, combined with his MA in Filmmaking from The London Film School, allow him to offer balanced advice and a complete perspective to MediaXchange’s clients in the Creative Vision and business strands.
Head of Creative Services
Previously, Francis worked for a Business Consultancy in London and on International Development projects based in Seville.
He graduated from The University of York in 2011 with a BA in Psychology and Sociology.
Head of US Operations
Prior to MediaXchange, she worked with Media Match (US Film and tv recruitment company) for 13 years, where she was the Client Relations Director, responsible for client relations and developing technological advancements to enhance the customers package and overall experience of the website.