Netflix v.p. Kelly Luegenbiehl headlines FBF

Netflix v.p. Kelly Luegenbiehl headlines FBF

Netflix v.p. of international originals Kelly Luegenbiehl will feature at this year’s Global 50 c.e.o. Talk at the Frankfurt Book Fair (FBF).

She will appear on Wednesday 16th October, from 2pm to 3pm in the Frankfurt Pavilion. The session will be presented by Livres Hebdo (France), with Bookdao (China), buchreport (Germany), PublishNews (Brazil), Publishers Weekly (USA) and organisers of FBF (also known as Frankfurter Buchmesse), featuring the Global 50 Ranking of the International Publishing Industry 2019.

Luegenbiehl will be interviewed for one hour by the editors of the five international trade publications on Netflix’s current broad interest in original international stories and book rights for its productions and programming, on adapting highly diverse local stories for global audiences, as well as on Netflix’s experience of working together with international publishing businesses worldwide. The Global 50 c.e.o. Talk will be opened by Juergen Boos, director of the FBF and chaired by consultant Rüdiger Wischenbart.

A collaboration of the five media outlets, the Global 50 c.e.o. Talk traditionally features the Global 50 Ranking of the International Publishing Industry, which has been updated every year since 2007 and currently represents more than 50 companies that each report revenues from publishing of over €150m.

Luegenbiehl is Netflix v.p. of international originals in Europe, the Middle East and Africa. She oversees the development and production of Netflix’s non-US based series, which launch simultaneously around the world in 190 countries. Prior to Netflix, she worked at ABC Entertainment Group as v.p. of comedy and international. In 2010, Luegenbiehl was selected as one of the Hollywood Reporter’s “Top 35 Executives Under 35,” and in 2011 Variety profiled her in their inaugural list of “Hollywood’s New Leaders”.

This year's FBF runs from Wednesday 16th to Sunday 20th October.