International Media &
Entertainment Partners, LLC
Phillip Luff is a senior media executive with extensive international
experience driving business growth for quality media brands through
the distribution of subscription TV channels and the development,
production, acquisition and monetization of short- and long-form
programming. Luff has significant knowledge and expertise in the UK,
Japan, and Australian markets.
Luff worked for Discovery Communications from 1999 until 2009 in a
number or leadership positions with substantive P&L responsibility
including SVP and General Manager of Animal Planet International, a
broadly distributed global media brand with digital, mobile media,
VOD and linear channel assets. In addition, Luff was President of
Discovery Japan, based in Tokyo, and General Manager of
Australasia Pacific based in Sydney. Most recently, Luff worked for Discovery’s 13-channel
business in the UK, where he focused on revitalizing revenue opportunities with local partners.
Prior to joining Discovery, Luff was General Manager of Business Affairs and Head of
Programming for AUSTAR Entertainment in Sydney and Commercial Manager for FOX Sports
A lawyer by training, Luff has held legal positions at Sydney law firms Gilbert + Tobin and Colin
Biggers & Paisley.
Luff has demonstrated successes in growing businesses, managing complex relationships with JV
partners, negotiating agreements with affiliates, managing programming and marketing budgets
and overseeing large employee work groups.
A native-English speaker, Luff also is proficient in German and Japanese.
Luff holds a BA and an LLB from the University of Sydney.