Bios — BBC Worldwide Americas

Jemma Harvey

Senior Vice President, Scripted Sales and Co-Productions, BBC Worldwide North America

Jemma Harvey is the Senior Vice President, Scripted Sales and Co-Productions for BBC Worldwide, North America.  Harvey reports to North America EVP Content Production, Sales and Distribution, Matt Forde, and is based in the New York office.

Harvey develops and executes television sales strategies for the U.S. media market, working closely with clients to determine and fulfill their programming needs. Harvey also manages relationships with BBC in-house and indie producers to identify and negotiate co-production opportunities for U.S. broadcast partners ensuring the best possible product to prospective buyers, and securing programming deals for content from BBC Worldwide’s award-winning catalog.

Harvey has been with BBC Worldwide for over ten years, and previously served as Head of Content and Development for Digital Media at BBC Worldwide’s London headquarters. In this position, Harvey contributed to BBC Worldwide’s global content strategy in the digital arena, identifying strategic opportunities across multiple media platforms. Harvey worked closely with regional sales teams, talent agents, and independent producers to expand the presence of BBC Worldwide content across the digital domain, and closed significant content deals with major industry players such as YouTube and MySpace. Prior to joining the Digital Media team, Harvey was Sales Manager, UK & Ireland Television Sales for BBC Worldwide where she led the regional sales strategy, secured key sales with clients, and managed relationships within talent and production.

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