Keshet International, has appointed Karina Dolgiej to the newly created role of Sales Manager Latin America. Based in Miami, Dolgiej joins KI’s growing international distribution team headed by General Manager Distribution, Keren Shahar.
In her new role Dolgiej will be working with Kelly Wright, Sales Director, Asia, Latin America Australia and New Zealand to grow KI’s business in the region where she will be responsible for both format and finished tape sales.
With more than 15 years in the business, Dolgiej has a strong track record in sales and programming specialising in the US-Hispanic and Latin American region which has seen her working with the leading networks such as Univision, Televisa and Telemundo. Most recently she was Sales Director at Zodiak Latino where she successfully negotiated a large number of format deals including Mexico’s Top Model, Desafio Fashionista and Sing If You Can/Killer Karaoke.
Keren Shahar, Keshet International General Manager Distribution, said, “It’s great to have Karina on board, we are fortunate to have access to her specialist capabilities and relationships in the region as we grow KI’s footprint in Latin America.”
Karina Dolgiej added “I am very pleased to be part of the KI team, and to share my experience to help develop the business within the Latin America market.”
The news follows the announcement of a second season commission for KI’s trailblazing talent format RISING STAR by Rede Globo in Brazil. The first season of the show saw the channel achieving a consistent average share of 31% throughout the series and more than 25 million votes cast through the interactive app developed by Keshet and Screenz.
Karina is originally from Argentina where she graduated from Universidad de Buenos Aires. She has been living in Miami since 1995.
About Keshet International:
Keshet International is Keshet Media Group’s global distribution and production arm. Headed by Managing Director Alon Shtruzman, it includes Keshet’s local production outposts (Keshet Productions UK, Keshet Australia, Keshet Canada and Keshet DCP in the US) as well as its global distribution arm.
KI’s catalogue consists of over 60 tried and tested properties that appeal to audiences worldwide, spanning all genres.
Highlights include hit drama Prisoners of War, the original Israeli version of prime time Emmy® winner Homeland; hit interactive talent show Rising Star; International Emmy® nominated docu-reality format Dear Neighbors, Help our Daughter Find Love; talent show Master Class; cross platform format 50 Things You Have to Know; reality dating format Girlfri3nds; game show The Vault; and the International Emmy® award-winning ‘buddy comedy’ Traffic Light.
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