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Former Twofour exec to head MME/Filmpool USA

Danny Villa (pictured) has been tapped to lead MME/Filmpool USA, All3Media's newly launched LA-based production studio.
September 5, 2013

Danny Villa (pictured) has been tapped to lead MME/Filmpool USA, All3Media’s newly launched LA-based production studio.

As executive vice president, Villa will oversee the creation, sale and production of U.S. original series and adaptations of formats from Germany based parent company MME/Filmpool.

He will report to MME/Filmpool Germany CEO Christian Franckenstein and collaborate with All3Media America’s chairman Stephen Lambert and president Eli Holzman.

Previously, Villa had launched the U.S. arm for Twofour America, serving as executive VP, where he oversaw the development and production of non-scripted projects. He has also served as the VP of development and programming for OWN: Oprah Winfrey Network, VP for Wilmer Valderrama Enterprises, and director of talent and series development for MTV Networks.

“We chose Danny to lead MME in the U.S. based on his great passion for his work, his knowledge of the marketplace and his track record in the business,” said Franckenstein. “We look forward to sharing great success together in partnership with Stephen, Eli and their team at All3Media America.”

“Danny is one of brightest executives working in television,” added Holzman. “We intend to support him fully as he builds MME/Filmpool’s U.S. business.”

About The Author
Selina Chignall joins the realscreen team as a staff writer. Prior to working with rs, she covered lobbying activity at Hill Times Publishing. She also spent a year covering the Hill as a journalist with iPolitics. Her beat focused on youth, education, democratic reform, innovation and infrastructure. She holds a Master of Arts in Journalism from Western University and a Honours Bachelor of Arts from the University of Toronto.

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