ITV Studios Global Entertainment has tapped former Endemol sales director Dan Edwards to take on the role of senior sales executive for Australia and Japan.
Taking up his role with the Sydney-based sales team in January 2012, Edwards will be overseeing the distribution of the ITV Studios Global Entertainment portfolio. He will report to Augustus Dulgaro, senior VP for Asia.
Previously Edwards was the sales director for Asia at Endemol Worldwide Distribution and a program buyer at XYZ Networks.
Dulgaro said: “We are seeing strong marketplace demand throughout Australia and Japan across all genres, and I’m looking forward to working with Dan to expand our activities in these regions.”
In other news, Richard Life, ITVS GE’s head of acquisitions and coproductions, is stepping down at the end of the year to pursue other opportunities.
An ITV statement said: “During his four years at ITVS GE Richard has led the growth of the company’s program acquisitions and coproductions activity, expanding the third-party content represented by ITVS GE by securing and managing a number of exclusive distribution and development deals with key suppliers. We would like to wish him the very best for the future.”