Unscripted

FremantleMedia Int’l promotes Hayley Dickson

Distributor FremantleMedia International has promoted Hayley Dickson (pictured) to head of non-scripted global acquisitions and development.
September 23, 2015

Distributor FremantleMedia International (FMI) has promoted Hayley Dickson (pictured) to head of non-scripted global acquisitions and development.

In the new role, Dickson – who previously served as VP of television acquisitions and development for global content – will work closely with FremantleMedia North America’s unscripted department as well as third-party producers to secure content distribution or development by sales teams. She will work alongside London-based director of non-scripted Angela Neillis and take on more strategic responsibility to acquire and develop non-scripted material globally.

Elsewhere, Jennifer Barrett will board the company as senior VP of legal and business affairs, tasked with managing FMI’s legal and business affairs teams and overseeing acquisition rights of FremantleMedia’s in-house teams and third-party producers.

Formerly BBC’s head of legal and business affairs for factual and daytime, Barrett will report to Bob McCourt, FMI COO, and Robin Chalmers, FremantleMedia’s general counsel.

Natalia Sterlikova, meanwhile, has joined FMI from All3Media International as director of sales for CEE, Russia and CIS. She will be responsible for expanding FMI’s business in the region and boosting sales and pre-sales of all FMI content with broadcasters and emerging platforms. Sterlikova will be based in Berlin and report to Maximilian Bolenius, senior VP of sales and distribution for German-speaking Europe, CEE, Russia and CIS.

Sterlikova’s hiring follows the recent appointment of Amaç Erol Us as FMI’s Dubai-based sales director for the Middle East, Africa and Southeastern Europe.

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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