Sky Vision names Neillis as head of acquisitions

The UK-based distributor and producer has hired former BBC Worldwide commercial manager Angela Neillis (pictured) to be its head of acquisitions.
January 10, 2013

Producer-distributor Sky Vision has appointed Angela Neillis (pictured) as its first head of acquisitions.

Formerly a commercial manager for BBC Worldwide, she will work with the international distributor and producer’s global sales teams on new programming strategies, aiming to broaden the firm’s portfolio to encompass comedy and drama.

While at the BBC, Neillis worked with indie and in-house producers on drama, comedy and factual programming to maximize commercial appeal, raise investment and explore international coproduction. Prior to that, she was a programming and acquisitions manager at Granada International and worked as a freelance producer in television and feature films.

“I’m enormously excited to be joining the company at this time,” Neillis said in a statement. “It offers a great opportunity to collaborate both with producers who have worked with Sky and those who haven’t. Sky Vision will make a real difference to the global production community and I’m thrilled to be a part of it.”

Connie Hodson, Sky Vision’s commercial director, added: “Angela’s appointment underlines our commitment to producers as we work towards making Sky Vision their first port of call for new, popular, distinct and relevant programming for a global audience.”

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