Stuart Baxter


TBI Weekly: MIPTV at critical juncture to safeguard its future

MIPTV reached a major turning point this week, with the future of the spring market in its current iteration poised for a significant overhaul amid a growing chorus of incensed distributors.   For a number of years now, the four-day market has been shedding international buyers due to unsavory timing ahead of LA Screenings in […]

Distributors: the new producers?

A growing number of distributors are involved in activities that look more like development, production and commissioning. Andy Fry investigates At its core, the primary role of a TV distributor is still to sell programmes to the international market. But these days a growing number of distributors are also involved in activities that look more […]

Drama round-up: eOne, Fremantle strike deals for Rookie, Butterfly

Entertainment One (eOne) has sold its Nathan Fillion-fronted drama The Rookie into the UK’s Sky Witness, France’s M6 and Italy’s Rai. The police procedural has sold into more than 160 territories ahead of its premiere on US broadcaster ABC and Canadian network CTV on October 16. Other buyers include NBCUniversal International Networks (Latin America), TNT (Spain), […]

TBI Distributors Survey 2017 – Part 2

The second part of our five-day feature revealing all about the international distribution industry in the words of those that work within it is here. Our survey details how SVOD services are changing the game, why data is becoming a key tool in the sales person’s arsenal, and why rights holdbacks are providing the backdrop […]

eOne poaches BBC Worldwide exec for sales

Entertainment One has hired Joyce Yeung from BBC Worldwide (BBCWW) to become executive VP of sales for Asia Pacific. Yeung is exiting her current post as EVP of global content sales at the BBC’s commercial wing, nine years after she joined as senior VP and general manager of the sales business in Asia. Her hire […]

ITV’s Gopal makes eOne sales switch

Dan Gopal is leaving ITV Studios Global Entertainment (ITVSGE) to become Entertainment One’s sales chief across the EMEA region. He has been appointed executive VP of EMEA sales, reporting to eOne Television International president Stuart Baxter. The new role will see him leading eOne’s London-based EMEA sales team, with other European sales operations also report […]

eOne hires DRG’s Hedges

Entertainment One Television has hired DRG acquisitions chief Noel Hedges for a senior post. Hedges has been named executive VP of acquisitions at eOne’s TV division, a new role that will see him buying content for distribution and overseeing teams in London and Toronto. At DRG, Hedges is EVP of content, and has worked at […]

Peter Emerson takes stake in Cineflix

Former Entertainment One Television sales chief Peter Emerson has taken a stake in Cineflix Media, and will become president of the Canadian producer and distributor, TBI can reveal. The news comes as Cineflix secures new bank finance, giving it a war chest for acquisitions, production and programming partnerships. The former eOne exec takes a minority […]

TBI DISTRIBUTOR SURVEY 2016: Brexit and consolidation

Distribution is an international business, so it was not surprising that the execs TBI has spoken to since the UK made its historic vote to leave the European Union largely thought it was a bad decision. But is it bad for business? Brexit – the international impact Currency issues have a different impact depending on […]

The TBI Scripted Survey 2016 – part IV

The TBI Scripted Survey 2016 reveals why, where and how the genre is evolving, tackling the big issues with anecdotal evidence and data gathered from the world’s top scripted executives. Lights… camera… action! What is the most important change in the way that scripted projects are financed?   It’s an unprecedented moment in time for […]