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Jeremy Fox and Chris Wright exit DRG

DRG co-founder Jeremy Fox (pictured) and non-executive chairman Chris Wright are leaving the UK distributor, while COO Jonathan Jackson has been upped to group managing director.
September 20, 2012

DRG CEO and co-founder Jeremy Fox (pictured) and non-executive chairman Chris Wright are leaving the London-headquartered distributor.

Fox, a founding member of the company, will remain a shareholder. A spokesperson for DRG told realscreen that Fox wanted a “change of scenery” and “decided to take on other projects.”

The company’s chief operating officer Jonathan Jackson has been upped to group MD, and Anmar Kawash, formerly chief operating officer for Scottish broadcaster STV, is stepping into the role of chairman.

Jackson has been with DRG for five years and will lead the business with “a particular emphasis on growing its digital and IP activities,” according to a statement. Prior to joining the company, he held positions at Ingenious, Channel 4, Chorion and SPZ Music.

The spokesperson also disputed the accuracy of a report from UK-based trade title C21 Media, which suggests DRG is up for sale, saying: “We’re very much up and running.”

About The Author
Daniele Alcinii is a news reporter at realscreen, the leading international publisher of non-fiction film and television industry news and content. He joins the rs team with journalism experience following a stint out west with Sun Media in Edmonton's Capital Region, and communications work in Melbourne, Australia and Toronto. You can follow him on Twitter at @danielealcinii.

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