Diane Rankin

TBI Roundtable: Deal makers

No other sector has had to adapt as quickly to the rapidly changing content market as distributors, but select boutique and mid-sized players have been among those to have retooled themselves fastest. TBI’s latest roundtable gathers some of the brightest UK-based distribution minds together to discuss the financing, commissioning, selling and marketing of content – […]

UKTV, Foxtel pre-buy Distribution360’s Titanic doc

UKTV and Foxtel have pre-bought a documentary on the Titanic from Distribution360.  Titanic: Stories From The Deep (4 x 60 minutes) is fronted by actor Victor Garber, who starred in the blockbuster film, and tells the personal stories behind objects salvaged from the sunken luxury liner’s wreckage. Produced by Vancouver-based producers Infinity Films and Partners in […]

Breakthrough exec transfers to D360

Breakthrough Entertainment’s Jodi Mackie is moving to another Toronto-based sales house, Distribution360 (D360). Mackie has joined the distributor as director of sales and acquisitions after ten years with Lucy Maud Montgomery’s Anne of Green Gables vendor Breakthrough. At D360, she will work across the company catalogue, which comprises kids, family and unscripted. She debuts at […]

Franchise building

The current batch of home renovation formats mirror the pared-down approach to home ownership in the post-recession. Jesse Whittock looks at how the genre continues building. Fitting a new kitchen, re-turfing the garden or completely renovating a home are stresses every home-owner identifies with. The reward when the job’s done is unique, and perhaps that’s […]

Rankin resurfaces at Distribution360

Former DRG and Cineflix sales exec Diane Rankin has resurfaced at Distribution360, the programme sales business owned by Marblemedia. Rankin left the TV business in late 2012 and has now returned, coming in as senior VP, international sales and acquisitions at D360. In the new role Rankin will split her time between London and Toronto, where […]

Diane Rankin leaving DRG, Ali Hill joining

Diane Rankin, senior VP of acquisitions at UK distributor DRG is leaving the company and will be replaced by former Target Entertainment executive Ali Hill, TBI has learned. Rankin is leaving TV to take a one-year course in interior and product design. “I’m going back to school,” she told TBI. “It’s a life-change and I […]