Jess Khanom

DRG appoints Khanom and Kanne-Behrendsen to key roles

Jess Khanom (pictured) has joined distributor DRG as SVP, responsible for placing content and developing relationships across Asia Pacific. At the same time, Mette Kanne-Behrendsen returns as SVP factual acquisitions, after previously acting as maternity cover in 2017. Khanom has held senior sales positions at companies such as Warner Bros International TV Production and Fox. […]

Argonon hires NBCU exec after int’l MD exit

Argonon International has hired NBCUniversal’s Cecilie Olsen as senior VP for sales and acquisitions after its managing director, Jess Khanom, departed earlier in the year. Olsen (pictured right) will report to Argonon Group COO Laura Bessell-Martin. Khanom (pictured below), who was appointed managing director of Argonon International in September 2016 as TBI revealed at the […]

Argonon Int’l hires Fox formats chief

Jess Khanom has left Fox Networks Group to become managing director of UK-based distributor Argonon International, TBI can reveal. Khanom was global head of formats at Fox’s international sales business, which TBI last week revealed had been retooled as Fox Networks Group Content Distribution under Prentiss Fraser. She has exited to take on the newly-created […]

Sony poaches UK sales exec from Warner Bros.

Sony’s distribution arm has hired Dee Robertson for a UK and Ireland role, with the experienced sales exec joining from rival studio Warner Bros., TBI has learned. Robertson will be vice president, distribution, covering the UK and Ireland at Sony Pictures Television, and will be in her new role for MIPCOM next month. She joins […]

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 […]

Fox poaches Warner exec for formats push

Fox International Channels Content Sales has hired long-serving Warner Bros. sales executive Jess Khanom to oversee a major push into format sales, TBI has learned. Khanom will be FICCS’s head of global format sales, effective immediately, reporting to senior VP and global head of content sales Prentiss Fraser and working out of London. Khanom will […]