McCall, Former Discovery Execs Form International Media Consultancy


Led by Dawn McCall, ex-president of Discovery Communication’s international division, a number of former employees from that unit, have banded together to form a media consultancy.

International Media & Entertainment Partners -- whose ranks also include Pandit Wright, former senior executive vice president of human resources and administration for Discovery Communications and Barbara Bennett, former CFO and senior executive vice president of finance for Discovery Communications -- will advise media clients on expanding internationally.

Other members of International Media & Entertainment: Susan Ritchie, Ogla Edridge, Mathew Tombers, Laura Frankel, Deborah Kent, Martie Kretchmar, David Spindler, Dina Suggs and Ron Benschoter.

“International Media & Entertainment Partners is dedicated to the principle of providing the actionable support our clients need to advance their media business in the international marketplace,” said McCall, who is serving as the consultancy’s managing director, in a statement. “As executives who have built a large business, we can provide the planning, advice and know-how that will actually deliver results.”

After being named CEO of Discovery Communications in 2006, David Zaslav restructured the content company, notably its international division.