Netflix Names Carolina Leconte as Senior Director of Content, Mexico

Netflix has promoted Carolina Leconte to the position of senior director of content at its Mexican outpost. She steps into Roberto Stopello’s shoes, who has ankled.

Leconte has been with Netflix since 2021 where she held the position of director, original series, Latin America and spearheaded such hit productions as the second season of Colombian show, “The Marked Heart,” one of the most popular non-English TV series on Netflix in 2022; the racy tale “Fake Profile,” which stayed in the global Top 10 ranking for non-English series for six weeks in 2023 and posted the biggest bow of any non-English series last year; and “Love After Music,” a series based on the career of Argentinian musician Fito Paéz, among many other shows.

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She previously worked on such titles as “Luis Miguel- The Series” (Seasons 2 and 3), “42 Days of Darkness” and Season 2 of “Control Z.”

Leconte’s 20-year experience in the biz includes work behind such productions as “El señor de los cielos,” “Rosario Tijeras,” “Paquita la del Barrio,” “La Guzmán,” among others.

She also held the positions of VP of development & creative production at MGM’s Gato Grande, creative VP at Sony Pictures Entertainment and senior director of co-productions at Caracol Televisión.

Leconte’s promotion at Netflix Mexico comes at a busy time at the streaming giant’s production hub where it previously announced a $300 million commitment to Mexican cinema and series as part of its #QueMéxicoSeVea (“Let Mexico Be Seen”) initiative.

In August last year, it unveiled a number of projects in various stages of production, including: “Fiesta en la Madriguera” (“Down the Rabbit Hole”), directed by Manolo Caro (“The House of Flowers,” “Perfect Strangers”), which Noc Noc Films and Woo Films are producing; an adaptation of Bárbara Anderson’s novel “The Two Hemispheres of Lucca,” to be directed by Mariana Chenillo (“Somos”) and produced by Woo Films with Barbara Mori as the lead; and “Pedro Páramo,” the directorial debut of Oscar-nominated cinematographer Rodrigo Prieto (“Brokeback Mountain,” “The Irishman”), a seminal classic by Juan Rulfo, adapted by Mateo Gil (“Blackthorn”).

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