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, rapidly altering 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. In collaboration with you, we design a route to your desired destination.
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.
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.
Director of Programmes and Information
Alison devises and coordinates services for MediaXchange’s extensive range of specialised events and client development for senior media professionals.
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 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 Creative Vision and business strands.
Head of Business Development
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.
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.
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
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 person 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 joined MediaXchange as a 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.