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NENT Group appoints DRG’s Halliwell as MD of UK studios operation

Nordic Entertainment Group (NENT Group) has appointed DRG boss Richard Halliwell as MD of the newly formed NENT Studios UK. Halliwell will report into Jakob Mejlhede Andersen, CEO of NENT Studios UK, which constitutes the UK operations of the Nordic business. Halliwell will be responsible for the day-to-day operations of NENT Studios UK, focusing on […]

Fremantle’s Levina Negi lands at Hoplite

Fremantle’s Levina Negi has landed at Hollywood-based film and TV producer Hoplite Entertainment.  The former VP of global acquisitions and development, who departed Fremantle earlier this summer, as revealed by TBI, has joined the Hollywood-headquartered Hoplite in the newly create role of head of global. Based in London, Negi’s key focus will include growing the […]

Exclusive: Entertainment One’s Tess Charman boards MGM

Long-time Entertainment One exec Tess Charman has boarded MGM Worldwide Television, TBI understands.  Charman has joined as executive director of EMEA for the Handmaid’s Tale distributor. It is understood that she will serve in the role on an interim basis. Charman spent seven years at eOne, where she most recently served as sales director for […]

ITV Studios international boss Maria Kyriacou boards Viacom

ITV Studios’ Maria Kyriacou is joining Viacom International Media Networks (VIMN). The exec – who most recently served as president of international for ITV Studios – has boarded the media group as president for VIMN UK, Northern and Eastern Europe, replacing James Currell, who departed the business in June. She joins the business almost two […]

Endeavor Content shifts distribution from LA to London, led by Prentiss Fraser

Fox exec Prentiss Fraser has joined Endeavor Content as EVP for international TV sales. Fraser most recently served as EVP and MD of content distribution for Fox Networks Group out of London. She left the business earlier this year following the Disney merger. She will remain in the UK for Endeavor, which will relocate its […]

MGM promotes Barry Poznick to lead expanded non-scripted drive

MGM’s Barry Poznick has been promoted to lead unscripted and alternative television for the business as it expands from its foundations in reality. The former president of unscripted has been promoted to president of MGM/Orion unscripted and alternative television, after extending his contract with the business. While overseeing unscripted programmes for MGM, Poznick will now […]

Tom McDonald appointed director of factual for BBC Studios Production

BBC Studios Production has tapped long-time specialist factual commissioner Tom McDonald as director of factual. McDonald, who most recently served as head of natural history and specialist factual commissioning since 2016, will be responsible for the overall factual strategy and leading creative teams. He currently oversees all natural history, science, history and religion and ethics […]

Fox Entertainment expands comedy, animation teams

Fox Entertainment has hired Spectrum Originals exec Julia Franz and Trigger Warning With Killer Mike producer Daniel Weidenfeld to bolster its comedy and animation teams. Franz has been named SVP of comedy, while Weidenfeld has been appointed SVP of animation for Fox Entertainment. Franz is to oversee all comedy production and development for the network, […]

BritBox president: “We didn’t consider advertising”

BritBox president Soumya Sriraman has brushed aside the possibility of an ad-supported model for the platform. “We didn’t consider advertising,” Sriraman said on an IBC panel that was discussing the differences between AVODs and SVODs. She added that, “Our idea all along is that we wanted to offer the audience something complete” and that a […]

Quintus Media hires trio of execs to grow digital operations

German distribution and media agency Quintus Media has appointed a trio of execs to grow the business’s digital operations. Former BBC Studios exec Lena Müller joins as head of acquisitions, responsible for growing the company’s digital content library. She previously worked for the commercial arm of the BBC as a co-production manager for Western Europe […]

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