Fanny Baudry is the Head of Content & Development of The Creative Studio. She is responsible for directing the management of The Creative Studio’s global acquisition operations, establishing business strategies, plans, and goals in connection with the expansion and growth of global acquisition operations, developing the annual global content acquisition strategy in order to meet international programming needs, directing the development of strategic plans and goals to source, acquiring content from North American producers, and securing acquisition of projects on a global level as well as output deals with North American creators.
Fanny was one of the first employees to join Stéphane Courbit when he started Banijay in 2008 after having worked for him at Endemol France. In her time at the company, she built the acquisition division and acquired non-scripted Formats for the twenty-one affiliated companies across the world including Bunim-Murray, Air Production, Nordisk Film TV. In 2010, she joined Karoline Spodsberg and started Banijay International, the acquisition and distribution arm of Banijay Group, focusing on global acquisitions of non scripted formats.
In 2012, Fanny Baudry relocated to Los Angeles as Vice President of Global Acquisitions Formats and Programs. As part of the company’s increased focus on finished programming, co-productions and new business opportunities Fanny’s most notable deals include Banijay’s output deal with Lionsgate/CBS’s “Pop” channel, the innovative CBC creative partnership The Format Incubator, output deals with France’s La Grosse Equipe and La Concepteria, among many others.
Scott Manson is Chief Operating Officer of SB Projects, a company at the intersection of music, film, television, technology, culture and social good. Manson leads the team’s corporate development initiatives including identifying and structuring partnerships for SB Projects as well as their elite roster of clients including Justin Bieber, Ariana Grande, and Martin Garrix. His creative and strategic dealmaking skills are instrumental in overseeing business development opportunities as well as managing the company's day-to-day operations.
Prior to joining SB Projects in 2012, Manson served as an attorney in the Business Trial & Litigation Group at O’Melveny & Myers LLP where he worked on the firm’s most complex commercial cases for their Fortune 500 clients. In addition to his instrumental role in the discovery Psy online and as one of the creators of television’s top new drama Scorpion on CBS, Manson leads the charge on the company's expansion outside of SB Projects core business of music. Manson spearheaded the creation of Silent Labs, a technology incubator with best in class partners from Israel.
Pelle Sjoenell is the Worldwide Chief Creative Officer at BBH. Based in LA, he oversees the creative work for all of BBH's offices: London, Singapore, New York, Shanghai, Mumbai, LA and Stockholm.
Sjoenell was previously executive creative director for BBH Los Angeles, which he launched in 2010 with the ambition to explore the intersection of advertising, entertainment and technology. Prior to LA, Pelle spent three years at BBH New York.
During his time at BBH, Sjoenell has been behind award-winning work including "Oasis - Dig Out Your Soul in the Streets" - which won the Titanium Lion, “Clean Your Balls” for AXE - the most talked about campaign in social media in the year that it launched, and “Dear Sophie” for Google - which was named Time Magazine's Best Ad of the Year.
Sophia Jennings is the Creative Executive of The Creative Studio. She is responsible for seeking out strong projects for development and working closely with writers, producers, and directors throughout all stages of production.
Prior to The Creative Studio, Sophia worked as an Assistant Production Coordinator at Picrow, Inc. (Transparent, Mozart in the Jungle, The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel). While at Picrow, she produced MY AMERICA, a six-part Uber web series directed by Anna Jones (Now What?, No Strings) and Asaad Kelada (Who's the Boss?, Sister, Sister, Dharma & Greg). She was part of the founding team behind Vulture Sessions, an Oxford-based music channel. As a writer, Sophia has been published by Rolling Stone, The Coveteur, Milk Studios, NYLON, and MTV Iggy.