Formats

BBCWW parts ways with director of global formats

Elin Thomas has stepped down as director of global formats at BBC Worldwide, the commercial arm of the BBC, while exec VP of international production Joerg Bachmaier is relocating to the U.S.
March 13, 2014

Elin Thomas has stepped down as director of global formats at BBC Worldwide (BBCWW), the commercial arm of the BBC, while exec VP of international production Joerg Bachmaier is relocating to the U.S.

As BBCWW has shifted its focus to regionalization, with regions taking a more hands-on approach to production, Thomas felt her role “not the right fit anymore,” a spokesperson told realscreen.

Bachmaier, meanwhile, is moving to the U.S. where he will continue to work on international formats and production partnerships while supporting the firm’s Los Angeles-based production unit.

In addition, head of sport and sport entertainment Danny O’Toole is also departing. The spokesperson said O’Toole will stay for another six months as a global sales consultant, supporting BBCWW’s sports sales activities.

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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