Lionsgate adds sales execs

Lionsgate has added a pair of new sales agents as its meets broadcasters in Cannes this week.

Faruk Alatan and Gabriella Ballabio have taken on distribution in Italy, Lionsgate’s managing director, international Peter Iacono announced.

“As we continue to build our roster of programming, we’re pleased to appoint established and experienced local agents who are fully conversant with the Italian marketplace to handle our growing catalogue,” said Iacono.

“Faruk and Gabriella are ideally qualified to represent us in Italy, and they will bring to the Italian market a number of brand new shows, including the recently announced four-hour scripted miniseries Houdini as well as returning award-winning dramas.”

Lionsgate is in town at MIPCOM with new A+E scripted series Houndini as the centerpiece of its slate. It is also selling a new comedy, Satisfaction.

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