Susan Hummel

Starz sales chief lands Lionsgate spot

US studio Lionsgate is bringing the worldwide sales chief at its premium cable channel, Starz, over to its own distribution team. Gene George (pictured) has been named executive VP of worldwide distribution, reporting to another newly promoted Lionsgate exec, president of international television and digital distribution Peter Iacono. Lionsgate acquired Starz last year in a […]

Lionsgate launches Canada unit, Fremantle ups Di Mondo

Lionsgate has set up a Canadian distribution operation, with Susan Hummel (below left) joining from FremantleMedia to run the new office. FremantleMedia has in turn upped Michela Di Mondo (below right) to fill the role vacated by Hummel. The new Lionsgate operation, which will carry the Anchor Bay moniker, will be based in Toronto, and […]

FremantleMedia promotes Canuck sales exec

The international arm of entertainment giant FremantleMedia has promoted Michela di Mondo to VP, sales and distribution in Canada. The exec has been handed the newly-created post after joining FremantleMedia International as it launched in Canada last year. She will report to FMI’s senior VP, distribution and sales, Canada, Susan Hummel, who established the firm’s […]

FremantleMedia hires MGM’s Hummel for Canada base

FremantleMedia is opening up shop in Canada and has poached MGM executive Susan Hummel to run it. FramentleMedia Canada will be a Toronto-based distribution operation under the command of Hummel, who will be senior VP, distribution and sales when the division launches in March. Hummel is currently US studio MGM’s senior VP, US basic cable […]