Unscripted

Sky Vision, FremantleMedia swap execs

FremantleMedia International has hired Sky Vision exec Angela Neillis (pictured) for its acquisitions team, while Sky Vision has hired FremantleMedia's Niki Page.
December 4, 2013

FremantleMedia International has hired Sky Vision exec Angela Neillis (pictured) for its London-based acquisitions team, while the production/distribution arm of UK pay-TV network Sky has hired FremantleMedia’s Niki Page.

As director of non-scripted content, Neillis will oversee the unscripted content pipeline from both the in-house production arm and third-party producers. She will work alongside Sarah Doole, who became acting director for scripted content when Ana Garanito went on maternity leave.

Neillis is formerly the head of acquisitions for Sky Vision and before that worked as VP of scripted programming and acquisitions at Zodiak Rights. She has also held commercial positions at BBC Worldwide and worked in non-scripted acquisitions at Granada International for six years.

In the New Year, Page will replace Neillis as Sky Vision’s head of acquisitions for factual and factual entertainment. She is FremantleMedia’s director of acquisitions and development for non-scripted global content, covering EMEA and Asia Pacific. Prior to that, she was an acquisitions manager for Channel 4 International and DRG.

Page will report to Sky Vision’s commercial director Connie Hodson, and will work alongside¬†Alex Fraser, head of acquisitions for scripted and entertainment for North America, who joined the company earlier this year.

Sky Vision has also hired and Mauro Sala as senior sales executive. Formerly a sales executive at BBC Worldwide, his role covers Turkey, Africa, Israel, Greece, Cyprus, Malta and inflight sales. He will report to head of global sales Leona Connell.

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Managing editor with realscreen publication, an international print and online magazine that covers the non-fiction film and television industries. Darah is an award-winning journalist who has spent over two decades covering a wide range of issues from real estate and urban development to immigration, politics and human rights, primarily with The Vancouver Sun. Prior to joining realscreen, she was editor of Stream Daily, realscreen's sister publication covering the dynamic global digital video industry. She also served a stint as a war reporter in Afghanistan for television and print, and was a national business blogger with Yahoo Canada.

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