Jamie Lynn

UK Screenings: Fremantle

Fremantle’s Jamie Lynn reflects on an eclectic slate and tells Richard Middleton that budgets are not necessarily the determining factor in cutting through an increasingly cluttered content ecosystem With the 530-plus scripted series emerging from the US last year alone, it’s little wonder that Fremantle’s EVP and head of EMEA distribution Jamie Lynn is focused […]

Amazon welcomes ABC’s American Idol back to the UK

Amazon Prime Video UK has secured exclusive rights to ABC’s rebooted American Idol. The UK is one of 150 territories that the format has been sold to via FremantleMedia International. Other territories include Canada, Australia, Latin America, Africa and more. The series recently returned to US screens on ABC after Fox dropped it in 2016. […]

Fremantle hires NBCU sales director

FremantleMedia International has brought in NBCUniversal International sales director Nick Pawsey, TBI has learned. Pawsey has been hired as VP of sales and distribution, reporting to executive VP and head sales and distribution for EMEA Jamie Lynn. He will oversee FMI’s sales operation across Central and Eastern Europe, Russia and the CIS region, and is […]

BBC takes on Fremantle’s Serena

sereWith the Wimbledon tennis championship underway this week, British terrestrial channel BBC Two has acquired a documentary about one of the on sport’s biggest icons, Serena Williams. The network will play Serena this Sunday in a 10.3pm slot following a deal with distributor FremantleMedia International. The 45 1x120mins doc has Peter Berg (Friday Night Lights) […]

Windows shopping

The advent of international OTT services has created unheralded demand for first-run drama. One result has been the traditional system of windowing, holdbacks and stacking rights for scripted programming changing. Stewart Clarke speaks to buyers, sellers and market experts The process of windowing drama programming was stable for years. However, with the SVOD players competing […]

FremantleMedia poaches Warner Bros. sales exec

FremantleMedia International has hired Warner Bros. executive Al de Azpiazu to become its VP, sales and distribution for Western Europe. Azpiazu (pictured) was Warner Bros. International Television Productions’ executive director, sales, but will now work on selling FMI’s 22,000-hour catalogue in France, Italy, Portugal and Spain. He will report to FMI’s executive VP, sales and […]

FremantleMedia poaches WWE exec for Dubai plan

FremantleMedia’s global division is expanding its Dubai office to become a regional distribution hub, with WWE business development exec Emre Mumcuoglu joining the office. Mumcuoglu will be VP, distribution at FremantleMedia International’s Dubai base, reporting in to Anahita Kheder (above), who has been promoted to senior VP, Middle East, Africa and South Eastern Europe to […]

Richter to lead FremantleMedia International

Red Arrow International’s managing director Jens Richter will take on the global distribution business of producer FremantleMedia next year. Richter has been appointed CEO of FremantleMedia International and will take up the job in December 2014 upon the ending of his current contract. He replaces David Ellender, who was one of a number of executives […]