August 31, 2023
As VP of Communications for Direct-To-Consumer and Platform Distribution, April Carretta leads the team responsible for all communications efforts in support of The Walt Disney Company’s portfolio of direct-to-consumer video streaming businesses, including corporate and brand, public relations, crisis, and incident management as well as internal employee engagement. Carretta also oversees the Platform Distribution team that drives communications strategy behind all third-party media sales efforts for distribution and affiliate-related business operations for all of the Company’s direct-to-consumer services and linear media networks, in addition to global content sales and licensing for Disney Entertainment and ESPN.
Prior to joining Disney, April spearheaded a global integrated marketing communications and strategic partnerships team at Twentieth Century Fox. She oversaw all aspects of global communications for the in-home and new and emerging technology division, including the Fox Innovation Lab and FoxNext.
A seasoned executive with over 20 years of experience, April has also pioneered innovative, consumer-centric marketing and global communication strategies for top companies including Edelman and Sony Pictures.
April earned a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology, Public Relations, and Journalism from the University of Tennessee, Knoxville.