The executive is joining the Turkish company following his departure from 20th Century Fox, where he worked for 11 years as VP of Sales for Latin America.

Calinos Entertainment has announced the strategic appointment of José Luis Gascue as chief executive VP of International Sales.

The executive joins the Turkish company after his departure from 20th Century Fox, where he served for 11 years as VP of Sales for Latin America.

Gascue is a Venezuelan lawyer with a Master’s Degree in Comparative Law from the University of Miami. In his 27-year career, he has worked on an important pay-TV channel, two major Hollywood studios and an independent distributor.

He began his career in 1993 at HBO Latin America, where he was Business Affairs manager. Then, in 2000 he joined NBCUniversal to become Director of Sales and Operations for Latin America. In 2006 he joined Beverly Hills Entertainment as VP of Sales. And in 2008 he led the Latin American Sales of 20th Century Fox, a position he held until September 2019, when he left the company due to the restructuring after the Disney purchase.

“José Luis Gascue brings a proven sales experience to Calinos,” said Fırat Gülgen, founder and CEO of Calinos Entertainment.

“He is a very successful and experienced leader in TV sales, and we are very happy to combine his 27 years of knowledge with our 23 years of experience in the media and entertainment industries,” he added.

“I am excited to start this new experience with Calinos,” Gascue said. “Calinos is bringing prime time programs to Latin America and the world with great production value and proven success. Titles like The Girl Named Feriha, Forbidden Fruit, Our Story and Woman are excellent examples of the strengths of their catalog”.

The CEO of Calinos also stressed that his portfolio includes 3,000 hours of programming produced under the FOX brand.

In addition, it has recently added a wide variety of content (58 movies and 5 television shows) from BKM, the largest producer of feature films in Turkey.

«We already have great success with Medyapım productions, such as Woman, Forbidden Fruit and Our Story, and we will add to our catalog the new series of Limon Production Mother Guilt and Firefighters. And now, with Gascue’s efforts in leading the Sales team, we will further strengthen our ability to reach more markets,” concluded Gülgen.