Caitlin Meek-O’Connor

Beyond rejigs with Hemperek hired from eOne

Beyond Distribution has hired Entertainment One’s Justina Hemperek as head of acquisitions, with Sarah McCormack taking a new role. Hemperek (pictured) was previously director of acquisitions for the UK, Europe and Australia within eOne’s international distribution team. As of March, she will lead Beyond’s buying team, with interim head McCormack becoming senior VP of acquisitions […]

Ex-Beyond acquisitions chief joins Little Dot

Little Dot Studios has appointed Caitlin Meek-O’Connor as interim head of acquisitions as part of the growth strategy for its digital brands on YouTube and Facebook, TBI has learned. Meek-O’Connor is tasked with overseeing content acquisition from Little Dot Studios’ existing partners as well as hunting for new content as the channels look to expand […]

Beyond targets UK content acquisitions

The new acquisitions boss at Beyond Distribution says the distributor wants more content from the UK to take to market, and also wants to add programming in new genres to the catalogue. Caitlin Meek-O’Connor became head of acquisitions at Beyond earlier this year, replacing the long-serving Yvonne Body following her retirement. Beyond was in Cannes […]

Ex-Eyeworks exec joins DRG

Former Eyeworks International Distribution acquisitions chief Katy Cundall has joined UK-based distributor DRG, TBI has learned. DRG confirmed she had joined the Nice Entertainment Group-owned company as VP, factual acquisitions, and will report to Noel Hedges, who was promoted to executive VP, content in January. She will work across all factual acquisitions for the distributor. […]

DRG exec takes Beyond acquisitions role

Caitlin Meek-O’Connor is leaving DRG to become head of acquisitions at Beyond Distribution, the sales division of UK-Australian company Beyond. At Beyond she replaces Yvonne Body, who retired at the end of last year. The appointment is effective January 26. Based in London, Meek-O’Connor will report to Beyond Distribution’s general manager, Michael Murphy. At DRG she has acquisitions […]

The factual landscape: ducks, docs and digital

The business of selling factual programming is changing – with free-to-air slots for classic factual shows hard to come by, distributors are looking to other categories of non-fiction, as well as to digital, big-screen and even virtual reality platforms, writes Stewart Clarke. For the largest factual distributors the business has got more complex and, increasingly, […]