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
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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