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Zia Sands

Lead Acquisitions, Partnerships & Co-Productions, Kids & Family EMEA, Warner Bros. Discovery

Zia Sands is Lead Acquisitions, Partnerships & Coproductions Warner Bros Discovery Kids & Family EMEA, working across Cartoon Network, Boomerang, Boing, Cartoonito, Toonami, Toonix and HBO Max Kids & Family.

In this role, Zia oversees and negotiates shared acquisitions for the EMEA kids’ business, working closely with the local heads of programming and acquisitions of each of the networks and the content heads within EMEA ,LATAM and APAC. In addition, Zia works closely with production and coproduction partners to provide creative consultation throughout the development and production of select series, these have included; Taffy from Cybergroup Studios, Ninja Express from Eone, Toad & Friends from Hoho Entertainment, Mush Mush and the Mushables from La Cabane, Thuristar and CAKE and Interstellar Ella with Aardman, Fabrique Fantastique and Apartment 11.

Zia joined Turner in 2013. Prior to this she held an Acquisitions role at Disney. Zia has a background in Television Production having held various positions in Production Management.