Fox Look eyes Harrington

Fox Look has appointed ex-ITV Global Entertainment format sales head Jennifer Harrington as its new director of sales and acquisitions for the UK and Northern Europe.
September 8, 2010

Fox Look has appointed Jennifer Harrington as a new director of sales and acquisitions for the UK and Northern Europe. She joins the company this month and will report to Fox Look’s head of sales, Glen Hansen.

Harrington’s new duties include the sales of Fox Look formats and unscripted material and acquiring formats from external sources.

‘As the industry gathers pace, it’s the perfect time to be joining Fox Look, a company that brings fresh impetus, exciting new properties and massive international potential to the market,’ said Harrington in a statement.

Harrington was most recently the head of format sales and acquisitions at ITV Global Entertainment, where she negotiated and oversaw first-look development deals with indie prodcos. During her time at ITV Global Entertainment, the company’s international format business doubled in sales revenue year-on-year and tripled between 2007 and 2008.

She brings 18 years of television experience to the table, having acquired content for Flextech’s Bravo, and acquired and commissioned programs for Challenge TV. She also spent six years as format sales director at 20th Century Fox Television Distribution, and during that time she doubled sales turnover year-on-year for finished non-scripted programming. She is also credited for licensing local versions of formats such as Temptation Island and Beauty and the Geek.

Fox Look president David Lyle said of Harrington, ‘Jennifer completes our team with her rich background of experience across all aspects of the format business in both sales and acquisitions. Alongside Noel Siegel acquiring formats in the U.S., I am thrilled that she will now be ready to acquire Europe’s hottest formats.’

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