The Walt Disney Company Names April Carretta New Head of Communications for Direct to Consumer
Disney has promoted April Carretta to Head of Communications for it’s direct-to-consumer business arm, according to Variety.
“In her new role, Carretta will lead global communication for Disney’s portfolio of direct-to-consumer video streaming businesses under its Disney Media and Entertainment Distribution division (DMED), including consumer, content publicity, international, crisis communications and incident management, as well as internal employee communications.
DMED, which is led by chairman Kareem Daniel, manages operations for streamers Disney+, Hulu, ESPN+ and Disney+ Hotstar, as well as broadcast and cable television networks. The direct-to-consumer arm handles P&L management and all distribution, network and engineering operations, sales, advertising, data and technology functions worldwide for these platforms.”
Caretta held previous roles at at Twentieth Century Fox, Edelman, and Sony Pictures before joining Disney.