Lisa Honig

Lionsgate launches Canada unit, Fremantle ups Di Mondo

Lionsgate has set up a Canadian distribution operation, with Susan Hummel (below left) joining from FremantleMedia to run the new office. FremantleMedia has in turn upped Michela Di Mondo (below right) to fill the role vacated by Hummel. The new Lionsgate operation, which will carry the Anchor Bay moniker, will be based in Toronto, and […]

Ex-Red Arrow exec joins Fremantle

Caroline Kusser will reunite with her former boss at Red Arrow International, Jens Richter, after joining FremantleMedia International. Kusser (pictured) has been appointed to the new post of senior VP, sales and distribution at FMI’s US arm, reporting into senior executive VP, television and digital distribution for North America Lisa Honig. This means she will […]

Independent thinking

The LA Screenings see thousands of buyers head to Los Angeles to peruse the Hollywood studio’s latest offerings. However, May isn’t entirely about the majors and the Latins and independents are keen to make the most of the buyers’ time, reports Stewart Clarke It is little wonder that international buyers always cite the LA Screenings […]

Jens Richter reorganises FremantleMedia

FremantleMedia International CEO Jens Richter has instigated a restructure at the distributor that sees regional execs reporting directly to him  under a more centralised structure, and London-based staff promoted. Richter joined from Red Arrow International last year and has rejigged the senior exec roster. Bob McCourt moves from chief finance officer to chief operating officer, […]

FremantleMedia hires MGM’s Hummel for Canada base

FremantleMedia is opening up shop in Canada and has poached MGM executive Susan Hummel to run it. FramentleMedia Canada will be a Toronto-based distribution operation under the command of Hummel, who will be senior VP, distribution and sales when the division launches in March. Hummel is currently US studio MGM’s senior VP, US basic cable […]

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 […]