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Beyond names Meek-O’Connor as acquisitions head

Former DRG exec Caitlin Meek-O'Connor (pictured) is to become Beyond Distribution's head of acquisitions following the retirement of Yvonne Body.
January 21, 2015

Beyond Distribution has hired former DRG executive Caitlin Meek-O’Connor (pictured) as head of acquisitions following the retirement of Yvonne Body.

Meek-O’Connor, who steps into the role effective January 26, will be based in the company’s London office and report to general manager Michael Murphy. She previously worked at distributor DRG as the acquisitions manager for factual and factual entertainment.

Prior to that, she was the head of sales and acquisitions for MercuryMedia and worked within the BBC’s Commercial Agency.

Meek-O’Connor will attend the Realscreen Summit in Washington DC next week with Body, who recently announced her retirement plans after 12 years with Beyond Distribution, and with Murphy.

The company’s catalog includes factual titles Mythbusters, Highway Thru Hell  and Love It or List It.

About The Author
Daniele Alcinii is a news editor at realscreen, the leading international publisher of non-fiction film and television industry news and content. He joined the RS team in 2015 with experience in journalism following a stint out west with Sun Media in Edmonton's Capital Region, and with communications work in Melbourne, Australia and Toronto. You can follow him on Twitter at @danielealcinii.

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