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Boat Rocker taps eOne exec for legal affairs

Boat Rocker Media has appointed eOne’s Dina Appleton as executive VP of business and legal affairs.

In her new role, Appleton will lead Boat Rocker’s business and legal affairs team and oversee this element of the business throughout the production and distribution divisions of the company.

Appleton will report to Boat Rocker Media’s chief operating officer Samantha Traub.

At eOne, Appleton served as senior VP of business and legal affairs based in its Toronto office. She has also served as special counsel in the entertainment, media and communications practice group at Richter and Hampton where she represented clients such as Disney, Focus and Sony.

Appleton is also the co-author of Hollywood Dealmaking: Negotiating Talent Agreements.

Traub said: “We are thrilled to welcome Dina on board. Dina literally wrote the book on making television deals and we are delighted to bring her expertise to our senior ranks.

“Dina is highly respected within the industry with a reputation for strong and effective leadership. This is an exciting time for Boat Rocker as it continues to grow and expand internationally, and Dina’s skills, wealth of experience, and deep connections in the industry will be invaluable in helping us to progress even further.”

Appleton added: “I am tremendously excited to be joining Boat Rocker. I am a great admirer of their innovative approach as well as being a big fan of many of their shows. I am looking forward to helping them build on their current achievements to bring further success in the future.”