SAN FRANCISCO, July 9, 2020 – Tubi (www.tubi.tv), a division of FOX Entertainment, today announced it has named industry veteran Carolyn Forrest as its Senior Vice President, General Counsel. Reporting to Tubi CEO Farhad Massoudi and based in San Francisco, Forrest will serve as the company’s chief legal officer, overseeing its business affairs and legal team and advising on broad-ranging media law-related issues.
“Carolyn combines vast knowledge across the industry with a proven track record of guiding media companies with strategic IP legal oversight,” said Massoudi. “We’re thrilled she will be joining us at a key time for the company as we ramp up our global content and advertising initiatives.”
Forrest has worked as an in-house counsel for media companies for the past 28 years. Most recently, she served as Vice President, Legal Affairs, for FOX Television Stations, where she was responsible for advising its 29 television stations on wide-ranging media law-related issues. Prior to FOX, she was Vice President and General Counsel for New World Television, which FOX acquired in 1997, and she worked for NBC as an assistant general attorney, as her first in-house position. Prior to going in-house, Forrest worked for Dow Lohnes & Albertson as an associate in the media litigation group and at the New York law firm Skadden Arps Slate Meagher & Flom as an associate in its corporate and M&A litigation group.
Throughout her career, Forrest has been a leader in advancing the interests of media companies, currently serving as the Immediate Past Chair of the American Bar Association Forum on Communications Law – previously serving as its Chairperson and as a member of its Governing Committee. She also serves on the Board of the Georgia First Amendment Foundation. Forrest is a graduate of Columbia University School of Law and Princeton University.
With total view time reaching a milestone 200 million hours of content streamed in April, Tubi has over 20,000 movies and television shows from every major Hollywood studio. The service gives fans of films and television programs an easy way to discover new content that is available completely free.