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FremantleMedia acquires FourOne Media

FremantleMedia has taken a 100% stake in Netherlands-based indie FourOne Media. The deal adds scale to the production company's Dutch production arm Blue Circle and expands its catalog into drama, fiction and sitcoms. Willem Zijlstra will join as MD for both FourOne Media and Blue Circle, and will report to Monica Galer, head of Northern and Southern Europe, FremantleMedia.
April 16, 2010

FremantleMedia has taken a 100% stake in Netherlands-based indie FourOne Media. The deal adds scale to the production company’s Dutch production arm Blue Circle and expands its catalog into drama, fiction and sitcoms. Willem Zijlstra will join as MD for both FourOne Media and Blue Circle, and will report to Monica Galer, head of Northern and Southern Europe, FremantleMedia.

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Barry Walsh is editor and content director for realscreen, and has served as editor of the publication since 2009. With a career in entertainment media that spans two decades, prior to realscreen, he held the associate editor post for now defunct sister publication Boards, which focused on the advertising and commercial production industries. Before Boards, he served as editor of Canadian Music Network, a weekly music industry trade, and as music editor for HMV.com. As content director, he also oversees the development of content for the brand's market-leading events, the Realscreen Summit and Realscreen West, as well as new content initiatives.

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