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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
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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