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FremantleMedia taps Gilman for digital team

FremantleMedia North America has appointed Gayle Gilman (pictured) to the role of exec VP of digital content, in which she will oversee the creation of all original digital content.
September 17, 2013

FremantleMedia North America (FMNA) has appointed Gayle Gilman (pictured) to the role of exec VP of digital content, in which she will oversee the creation of all original digital content.

Gilman joins from Original Productions, effective immediately. She will work closely with FMNA’s new digital and branded entertainment division, led by CEO Keith Hindle, and will report to Lee Rierson, chief operating officer. Gilman will also be tasked with supporting distribution strategies.

At Original Productions, she served as the senior VP of Original Productions Entertainment Network (OPEN), where she operated the company’s digital media strategy. Previously, she was the co-executive producer of Ice Road Truckers, Swords: Life on the Line, Lobstermen and America’s Lost Treasures. 

Prior to Original Productions, Gilman held roles at Channel 4 Television’s C4 International, RDF Media USA, A&E Television Networks and National Geographic Television.

“FremantleMedia has an extremely successful track record of creating digital businesses around the company’s renowned TV brands,” said Thom Beers, CEO of FMNA. “Having Gayle lead our digital team will allow us to expand our original content business. She is the perfect addition to help us create content that we can nurture into global brands in the booming transmedia world.”

“There is a big opportunity in the original digital area, and platform providers are now looking for the kind of premium content we can deliver,” said Gilman. “FremantleMedia is uniquely poised to use its global reach and its existing partners to launch new IP.”

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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