Cecile Frot-Coutaz Resigns from FremantleMedia

NORTH AMERICA–Cecile Frot-Coutaz has stepped down as chief executive officer of FremantleMedia, according to The Hollywood Reporter. 

April 5, 2018

Cecile Frot-Coutaz Resigns from FremantleMedia

The “American Idol” producer will transition into a new role at YouTube.

NORTH AMERICA–Cecile Frot-Coutaz has stepped down as chief executive officer of FremantleMedia, according to 

The Hollywood Reporter

Frot-Coutaz, who is best known as the producer of “American Idol,” will transition into an executive role at YouTube, where she will oversee operations across the EMEA region and will work with YouTube's chief business officer, Robert Kyncl, to grow content supply and strengthen YouTube’s position across the region.

In her most recent role as head of FremantleMedia, Frot-Coutaz was responsible for greenlighting television dramas such as “

American Gods”

 and

“The Young Pope

.” Frot-Coutaz began her career at FremantleMedia 23 years ago at Pearson Television, which later became FremantleMedia North America. In 2005, she became the chief executive officer of the North American division. Later, in 2012, she was promoted to oversee FremantleMedia’s entire global operation as chief executive officer. 

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