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Ellender to leave FremantleMedia

FremantleMedia International CEO David Ellender (pictured) has decided to leave the company after 12 years, to pursue new challenges.
July 18, 2013

FremantleMedia International CEO David Ellender (pictured) has decided to leave the company after 12 years, to pursue new challenges.

Ellender – who before taking on the CEO role held positions of MD of FremantleMedia International Distribution and Global CEO of FremantleMedia Enterprises – will leave the company next month.

In a statement, FremantleMedia’s overall CEO Cecile Frot-Coutaz paid tribute to Ellender, praising him for playing “a significant role in shaping and growing FremantleMedia into one of the world’s leading independent media companies.”

She added: “We would like to thank him for his vision, leadership and the huge contribution he has made to the company. We wish him continued success in all his future endeavors.

“TheĀ announcementĀ of a new head of FremantleMedia International will be made in due course.”

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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