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Former DRG exec Diane Rankin joins Distribution360

Toronto-based Distribution360 has hired former DRG and Cineflix executive Diane Rankin (pictured) for the newly created position of senior VP of international sales and acquisitions.
January 15, 2015

Toronto-based Distribution360 has hired former DRG and Cineflix executive Diane Rankin (pictured) for the newly created position of senior VP of international sales and acquisitions.

Based in London, she will oversee the sales and acquisition team, working with both in-house and third-party producers. She will report to managing director Mark Bishop and will divide her time between London and Toronto.

Rankin was formerly the senior VP of acquisitions for DRG, where she oversaw factual and factual entertainment. Prior to that, she worked at Cineflix International as head of acquisitions and spent a decade at realscreen parent company Brunico Communications, where she helped launch the Realscreen Summit and Kidscreen Summit events.

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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