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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
Barry Walsh is editor and content director for realscreen, and has served as editor of the publication since 2009. With a career in entertainment media that spans two decades, prior to realscreen, he held the associate editor post for now defunct sister publication Boards, which focused on the advertising and commercial production industries. Before Boards, he served as editor of Canadian Music Network, a weekly music industry trade, and as music editor for HMV.com. As content director, he also oversees the development of content for the brand's market-leading events, the Realscreen Summit and Realscreen West, as well as new content initiatives.

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