Netflix has promoted Carolina Leconte to replace Roberto Stopello.
She has been named Senior Director of Content at Netflix Latin America, and will oversee series and film in Mexico, while continuing to lead regional licensing and co-productions in Latin America.
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This comes after we revealed Stopello was exiting Netflix Latam, where he was VP of Series in Latin America at Netflix. Deadline understands he plans to move back to the U.S. for family reasons.
Leconte has been with Netflix has Director, Original Series in Latin America since 2021. During that time, she has led productions such as the second season of Colombian hit The Marked Heart, which was one of the most popular non-English TV series on the streamer in 2022; and Fake Profile, which stayed in the global Top 10 for non-English series for six weeks last year.
She also worked on Love After Music, a series based on the career of Argentinian musician Fito Paéz, Luis Miguel – La Serie (S2 and S3), 42 Days of Darkness and Control Z (S2).
Leconte, who has 20 years of experience in the entertainment industry, was previously VP of Development & Creative Production in Gato Grande, Creative VP at Sony Pictures Entertainment and Senior Director of Coproductions at Caracol Televisión.
She’s credited wit series such as El señor de los Cielos, Rosario Tijeras, Paquita la del Barrio and La Guzmán, among others.
Netflix has invested heavily in original content out of Latin America and from its Mexico City base, with greenlights spanning film, series, and novellas. Last year, Deadline revealed it had ordered heist thriller Bandidos. Its local originals often feature among it top-ranking non-English-language shows globally.
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