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BBCW’s Tracy Forsyth lands at WFTV

Former BBC Worldwide exec Tracy Forsyth has landed at UK industry organization Women in Film and Television. The exec, who served as genre director of fact ent, entertainment and formats at BBCW prior to leaving the business in May, has joined WFTV as the new producer of its mentoring scheme, which offers a six-month career […]

Fox hires AMC president as entertainment boss

Fox has appointed AMC president and GM Charlie Collier as its entertainment boss. Collier, who is to serve as CEO of entertainment, will oversee “New Fox” and its entertainment strategy across live, scripted and non-scripted content. He will begin transitioning into his new role on November 1. The exec replaces Fox chairman and CEO Gary […]

Facebook names Nick Clegg as its global affairs chief

Facebook has hired the UK’s former deputy prime minister as the head of global affairs and communications, as the company continues to face data protection controversy. Clegg will replace Elliot Schrage, who revealed he would depart his role in June. The former deputy PM will move to Silicon Valley in January. He agreed to take […]

Iacono exits Lionsgate Int’l, Kapouranis takes over

Lionsgate International television and distribution president Peter Iacono is to depart the company, with Agapy Kapouranis succeeding him. Iacono is to leave the studio to become CEO of TravelCadabra, his own internet travel, entertainment and e-commerce platform   which he says will launch in early 2019 and has secured “up to US$10m in initial funding”. […]

CBS names Showtime boss as its creative chief

Showtime boss David Nevins has been named chief creative officer at CBS Corporation, effective immediately. The news has arrived from Joe Ianniello, who is CBS’ president and acting CEO after the departure of Leslie Moonves last month. Nevins has also been promoted to chairman of Showtime Networks and will remain the business’s chief executive officer. […]

Red Arrow’s Pabst joins ProSiebenSat.1’s entertainment division

Red Arrow Studios International president Henrik Pabst has been promoted to a newly created senior executive position Red Arrow-owner ProSiebenSat.1’s entertainment division, effective from January 1, 2019. Bo Stehmeier will succeed Pabst as president of Red Arrow’s distribution business and report to Jan Frouman, chairman and CEO of Red Arrow Studios. He will oversee Red […]

MIPCOM: 9 Story rejigs int’l and creative affairs teams

9 Story Media Group has reshuffled its creative affairs and international distribution teams under the new leadership of chief creative officer Angela C. Santomero. On 9 Story’s creative team, Blue’s Clues exec producer Wendy Harris is promoted to the newly created role of senior VP of content and creative affairs. She will report to Santomero […]

Endeavor invests in first UK scripted prodco

Endeavor Content is backing a new scripted production business helmed by Channel 4 drama boss Simon Maxwell, marking its first scripted TV partnership in the UK.  Endeavor is the lead investor in the business, and will serve as strategic partner. Maxwell will leave Channel 4 at the end of the year. He is responsible for spearheading […]

AMC Networks hires first international president

AMC Networks has promoted Eduardo Zulueta to the newly-created position of president of AMC Networks International (AMCNI). Zulueta is currently in charge of AMCNI’s Latin America and Southern Europe portfolio of channels. In his new role he will oversee AMCNI’s global operations. He is due to take up his new role on November 1 and […]

A+E promotes Heather Jones for EMEA

A+E Networks has upped general manager for A+E Networks UK, Heather Jones, to senior VP of content and creative for Europe, the Middle East and Africa (EMEA). In her expanded role, Jones will provide strategic direction and management support across the A+E Networks EMEA operations, while retaining her UK management responsibilities. Reporting to EMEA managing […]

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