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Humphrey to reunite with Namiech at Passion

Jimmy Humphrey will reunite with his former Banijay International boss Emmanuelle Namiech by joining UK-based Passion Distribution. The exec will become head of acquisitions at the Tinopolis Group-owned sales outfit on August 1. Reporting to Namiech, who succeeded Sally Miles as Passion chief executive earlier this year, Humphrey (pictured) will oversee the development, acquisition and […]

Hegedus’ new indie scores Dick Clark deal

Former MTG and Debmar Mercury exec Bea (Beata) Hegedus has officially launched her new indie consultancy with a deal that will see Dick Clark Productions taking a Hungarian format to the US. Hegedus (pictured) has been building Ashgate Media for some time. Following a soft-lanch earlier this year, she has now officially debuted the firm, […]

Ex-Banijay sales boss to lead Passion

Former Banijay Group sales boss Emmanuelle Namiech has been named CEO of Passion Distribution. Multiple sources had indicated ex-Banijay International managing director Namiech would be named in the post, and Tinopolis-owned Passion has now confirmed the news. Namiech exited Banijay Group as it completed its merger with Zodiak Media, with the latter’s head of sales, […]

Passion ups Elin Thomas

Passion Distribution has promoted Elin Thomas to director of global sales. Thomas (pictured) joined Passion last summer after almost two decades at BBC Worldwide, latterly as its international formats chief. At Tinopolis-owned, UK-based distributor Passion, Thomas is credited with growing overall and format sales with notable deals for entertainment series RuPaul’s Drag Race and Worst […]

Former BBCWW formats boss resurfaces at Passion

Passion Distribution has hired Elin Thomas as global head of sales. Thomas was in charge of format sales at BBC Worldwide, but chose to exit commercial arm of the UK pubcaster earlier this year in the wake of an internal reorganisation. At UK-based distributor Passion she takes the newly-created role of global head of sales, […]

Nat Geo buys pair of Passion’s magic shows

The US National Geographic Channel has acquired two magic series from UK-based distributor Passion. Nat Geo has bought 4x60mins The Happenings (pictured) in which a pair of magicians convince unsuspecting residents in towns across the UK and US that mysterious events are occurring. It has also picked up season two of Dynamo: Magician Impossible, featuring […]