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Filmstruck names Mubi exec as international content chief

Turner International and Warner Bros.’ streamer Filmstruck, has appointed Mubi’s Quentin Carbonell as the UK-based director of content and editorial for its international arm.

Carbonell, who joined this month, will lead the service’s international content acquisition, programming and curation across all regions. He will also be responsible for defining and executing the service’s overall editorial strategy.

He will report to Kerensa Samanidis, general manager of international at Filmstruck, and work closely with the company’s local programming teams.

The move arrives as Filmstruck continues to roll out the service internationally. It began in the UK in January 2018, followed by France and Spain in May.

Turner first launched Filmstruck in the US in October 2016 with a focus on arthouse, indie, foreign and cult films.

Mubi is a film website that integrates an SVOD service, a database, and an online magazine known as The Notebook. Carbonell has acted as director of acquisitions at the company since 2015. He had been working with Mubi since 2012, where he held the position of general manager and director of Mubi France.