Managing Director of RCTV International
Jorge Granier is an entertainment executive specializing in business development, strategy, and general management. Over his career he has sourced, negotiated, and closed multimillion-dollar deals with many of the most well-recognized entertainment companies in the world to grow the brand equity and global reach of his television sales and distribution initiatives dramatically.
Currently, as Managing Director of RCTV International, an international TV sales and distribution company headquartered in Miami, Jorge oversees worldwide TV programming sales, format sales, paid TV channel distribution, digital integration and expansion, international strategy, business development and production.
In his first year alone, he increased sales by 40% while trimming costs by more than 25% by sourcing and negotiating impressive deals with Netflix, Hulu, NBC Telemundo, Turner, Televisa and Disney. Earlier, as RCTV’s Director of New Business & International Development, Jorge grew program sales by 35% and created a stronger global brand footprint by transitioning the company from strictly a content creator to a diversified production company with critical new relationships and strategic alliances with Viacom, MTV Networks, Comcast, DISH, DirecTV, ABC, NBC, Sony, CBS, CAA, and UTA.
Concurrently Jorge has been managing several media-related entrepreneurial ventures. In 2009, he cofounded GOTV, a digital content distribution company and has secured more than ten content deals and closed all sales to date. Earlier, in 2006, he co-founded Angostura Films, a now thriving production company with a client roster that includes Diageo, Discovery Communications, PepsiCo, and HBO Latin America. As co-founder of investment companies Attiva Capital Partners Ltd and Mediastone LLC (2007), Jorge sources technology, media, and telecommunications centric investment opportunities. His latest co-venture, GP Entertainment, brings foreign library formats to top broadcast and cable networks including ABC, CBS, Showtime, HBO, USA, Lifetime, and Sony.
Jorge is also an accomplished filmmaker, a member of the Producers Guild of America, a fellow of the Motion Picture Institute, and a member of the International Academy of Television Arts & Sciences. His film el Sr. Presidente, won best screenplay at the Strasbourg film festival and best digital film in the San Francisco film festival and his feature documentary Pablo Escobar, Angel or Demon was the #1 grossing documentary of all time in Colombia.
Jorge is an avid sports enthusiast who regularly participates in kite surfing, surfing, water skiing, snowboarding, skiing, and triathlons. He is also a Certified PADI Dive Master and a US Parachute Association D License holder and he also enjoys cars and motorcycles.