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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
Meagan Kashty is an associate editor of realscreen, an international print and online magazine that covers the non-fiction film and television industries. Meagan is an award-winning business journalist. Prior to joining the realscreen team, Meagan was online editor of Canadian Grocer, named Magazine of the Year at the 2015 Canadian Business Media Awards. She can be reached at mkashty@brunico.com, and you can follow her on Twitter @MegKashty

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