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Dori targets Lat Am with Azteca alum

Israeli producer and distributor Dori Media has hired a former TV Azteca exec as chief content officer as it eyes expansion in Latin America.

Joshua Mintz

Joshua Mintz has taken the position to further expand Dori Media’s portfolio of international productions following a significant increase in demand for international content around the globe, particularly in Latin countries.

Mintz will join distribution arm Dori Media International today and report to Givon Snir, head of content.

Mintz has had a 30-year career in the business including a two-year stint as president of production for fiction at TV Azteca from 2016-2018. He also previously held roles at Telemundo, Televisa and Univision.

He began his career at Televisa, was appointed general director of broadcasting stations in 1990 and was later appointed general director of logistics of Televisa San Angel. He was also exec producer for many shows.

In 2000, Mintz joined Univision as director of drama production. Between 2011 and 2015, he served as exec VP of scripted programming and general manager of Telemundo Studios, where he was responsible for all fiction and drama productions in the US, Mexico and Colombia, as well as many coproductions for Telemundo Media, a division of NBC Universal.

Nadav Palti, CEO & president of Dori Media Group, said: “The appointment of Joshua reflects our growing ambition to expand our international portfolio, and the level of success Dori Media’s international formats continue to achieve.

“Consumer demand for TV and video consumption is fundamentally changing and we are keen to ensure we stay close to our network partners to provide them with the content their viewers desire. Joshua and I know each other very well having worked together in the industry for a very long time and we have built a very strong relationship together – I have no doubt that his experience and success in the industry will help us accomplish our goals.”

Mintz added: “I am looking forward to getting started and to joining the team following the success Dori Media formats have had over the years. I am certainly delighted to be working with Nadav and Dori Media after all these years and it’s great to see how forward-looking Dori Media is in terms of its approach. This is particularly true when you consider how the pandemic has accelerated the need for innovative approaches to providing content, just when networks need it the most.”

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