Patrick Vien

A+E Networks promotes Saugato Banerjee to oversee Asia

A+E Networks has promoted Saugato Banerjee to a new role that will see him take control of the company’s operations across Asia. Banerjee becomes A+E’s managing director of Asia and will be responsible for the company across South East Asia, North Asia (Korea, China, Japan), Taiwan, Hong Kong, and India. His promotion from his previous […]

A+E’s Ed Sabin steps down, Patrick Vien promoted

A+E Networks’ co-executive MD of international Edward Sabin (pictured) is stepping down from his position, with Patrick Vien – who had shared the role with the former Discovery exec – being promoted. Vien becomes group MD of international and will be responsible for A+E’s global portfolio and businesses based out of New York, reporting into […]

Denton exits A+E post

Joel Denton is stepping down from his role running A+E Networks’ international sales unit. The former RHI Entertainment, Red Arrow Entertainment and Rare TV exec had been in charge of international sales for three years as managing director, content sales and partnerships. “After three very successful years growing the content sales and partnerships group at […]

A+E adds execs, expands Lovejoy role in rejig

Ellen Lovejoy has expanded her content sales role at A+E Networks in the Americas, as Cisneros Media Distribution exec Helen Jurado joins as one of two recent hires. Lovejoy has been named VP, head of sales, Americas and formats, reporting to Joel Denton, managing director, international content sales, and Edward Sabin, who was recently appointed […]

Ackerman exit triggers rejig at Pulse

Pulse Films has hired a head of US unscripted from its Vice Media sister brand Viceland and handed Emma Cooper control of the UK division after the exit of Roy Ackerman. Fred Grinstein has been drafted in to lead Pulse US unscripted efforts from its LA office, while Emma Cooper (pictured below right) has been […]

Vice buys producer Pulse

Vice Media has acquired transatlantic production studio and long-term collaborator Pulse Films. The deal, financial terms of which were not revealed, follows a four-year relationship between the pair, who share the same DNA as youth-focused media brands. TBI understands the acquisition materialised in recent weeks. Pulse, which Thomas Benski (pictured) and Marisa Clifford launched in […]

Pulse quickens

Thomas Benski is intent on turning multiplatform producer Pulse Films into a key television programming supplier. He and new unscripted chief Roy Ackerman tell Jesse Whittock about their plans Thomas Benski says the coming years will establish his firm, Pulse Films, as a key television producer, in the same way the firm has carved out […]

Ex-Fresh One, C4 execs join Pulse

Former Fresh One Productions boss Roy Ackerman and Channel 4 commissioning editor Emma Cooper are joining growing UK-based indie studio Pulse Films. Ackerman (pictured left) will be Pulse’s managing director of non-scripted television, while Cooper (pictured below right) has been named creative director. The news comes after Pulse launched UK-Israeli formats production venture East Entertainment with […]

NBCU alumnus joins Pulse as president

Former NBCUniversal global TV chief Patrick Vien has joined Pineapple Dance Studios indie Pulse Films as president. Vien will work alongside Pulse founder and CEO Thomas Benski in the newly created post, overseeing expansion of the firm’s TV business in the UK and US and the launch of online channels. Benski will continue to focus […]