About Us

MediaXchange has a 27 year history of facilitating the creative and business interests of clients entering the international tier of the entertainment industry

Within this global economy, companies need the right information and the right contacts for access and success. All elements of the Entertainment industries, from creating content to business applications and traditional distribution to new media, are strongly influenced by opportunities and interests in the international market place. Trends in finance, content and talent cross borders, then rapidly alter the local landscape

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 and, in collaboration with you, we design a route to your desired destination

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The team

Katrina Wood

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

Alison Simmonds

Director of Programmes and Information

Alison devises and coordinates services for MediaXchange’s extensive range of specialised events and client development for senior international television, film and media creative and business executives from the UK, Europe, Scandinavia, the US and other key media territories

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

Omar Zavala

Director of Operations

Omar oversees budgeting, financial planning and general administrative affairs for MediaXchange, based in the London Office

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 Film Vision and Management strands

Maya Vuckovic

Senior Project Manager

Maya joined MediaXchange in 2013 as Project coordinator based in the London office. She brings her professional history of event planning combined with her experience within the theatrical production world to speak to the immediate needs of clients both creative and corporate

She graduated with a Law degree from the University of Sheffield and has an MBA in Business Studies

Francis Foster

Head of Creative Services

Francis joined MediaXchange early in 2014 as a Coordinator, working with Katrina and other members of the team on projects in Europe and the US. He takes a central role in the Advanced Writing for Television Drama programme, the European TV Drama Lab and several project development consultancies

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

Tamara Romaniuk

Head of US Operations

Tammy returned to MediaXchange early 2015 after having worked, in the 90’s in New York, with Katrina for 7 years. Tammy spearheads the Los Angeles branch of MediaXchange operating as point on the company’s Creative Vision strand of international events for writers, producers, and executives of film, television, and new media

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

Pamela Ngo

Production Coordinator

Pamela joined MediaXchange as the Project Coordinator and assists the team with the development and operations of MediaXchange international projects. Her professional background in logistics and customer management in the corporate world gives her an understanding of the central importance of realizing our client’s best experience of our services

Prior to MediaXchange, Pamela worked on large scale international events, where she was responsible for operations as well as delegate and sponsorship relationships. Along with administrative duties, Pamela has a well rounded experience of delivering events and projects

Pamela graduated from Bournemouth University with a First Class Degree in Events Management

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