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BossaNova hires Beyond Rights exec Claire Runham as head of acquisitions

Night Train Media-backed financier and distributor BossaNova has hired former Beyond Rights exec Claire Runham as its new head of acquisitions, in a move that sees her reuniting with ex-TCB Media Rights CEO Paul Heaney and other former colleagues. Runham was most recently SVP of acquisitions at Beyond, which was acquired by Banijay in 2022. […]

C4-backed Candour hires TCB alum & names MD

Yorkshire Born firm Candour Productions (True Vision Yorkshire) has restructured its operations, appointing a new MD and hiring former TCB Media Rights and Nat Geo commissioner Hannah Demidowicz as its first development chief. The changes, which follow investment in the firm from the Channel 4 Growth Fund, will see former production chief Julie Heselgrave upped […]

Exclusive: Beyond names 20th Century Fox alum as CEO, with Kate Llewellyn-Jones exiting

Australia- and UK-based distributor Beyond Rights has appointed a former Twentieth Century Fox exec as its new CEO, TBI has learned, with incumbent Kate Llewellyn-Jones stepping down. David Smyth will take up the role from 3 January next year and replace current CEO Llewellyn-Jones, who is leaving the Pooch Perfect outfit 16 months after taking […]

Round-up: Banijay re-opens ‘Changing Rooms’ in Germany; Bossanova snags CJZ deal; MTV Int’l preps ‘True Life Crime’ in UK

Banijay re-opens Changing Rooms in Germany Germany’s RTL Zwei has ordered a local version of Banijay’s veteran home renovation format Changing Rooms, marking the show’s return to the country after a 15-year hiatus. The four-part series is from Banijay Productions Germany and is set to air later this year, with the show following two sets of […]

Exclusive: Beyond Rights acquisitions chief Jimmy Humphrey steps down

Beyond Rights head of acquisitions & co-productions Jimmy Humphrey is leaving the Australia- and UK-based distributor, TBI has learned. Humphrey was appointed to Beyond’s new-look sales division in September following an extensive restructuring of its operations, which came after the acquisition of TCB Media Rights from the now defunct Kew Media Group earlier this year. He had previously […]

TCB co-founders Heaney & Subhani launch new sales & financing firm

TCB Media Rights co-founders Paul Heaney and Dina Subhani are returning to the content business with a new distribution and financing venture. BossaNova will bring together producers and buyers in what the duo have termed an “integrated hub”, with the company working closely with producers to pair ideas with broadcasters and streamers. Heaney and Subhani […]

Beyond Rights names acquisitions & sales chiefs, as TCB’s originals strategy pulled

Australia- and UK-based distributor Beyond Rights has appointed sales and acquisitions chiefs for its restructured operations following the acquisition of TCB Media Rights, with the latter’s in-house commissioning operation among areas affected. Jimmy Humphrey will become Beyond Rights’ head of acquisitions and co-productions, while Simona Argenti has been confirmed as head of sales. Both execs […]

Beyond hires former TCB exec Kate Llewellyn-Jones to oversee merged distributor

Australia’s Beyond International has appointed the former MD of TCB Media Rights Kate Llewellyn-Jones to the newly created role of CEO of its global distribution division. Llewellyn-Jones left TCB in 2018, prior to the company’s acquisition by Beyond following the collapse of Kew Media Group. She will combine the Beyond Distribution business with TCB to […]

TCB’s Paul Heaney & Dina Subhani depart following Beyond acquisition

TCB Media Rights CEO Paul Heaney and the UK-based distributor’s exec director Dina Subhani are leaving the company, following its acquisition by Beyond Entertainment earlier this year. Beyond Distribution and TCB will each continue to operate as separate businesses for the foreseeable future, the Australia- and UK-based firm said, with TCB’s senior management team reporting […]

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