Jackson, Ehrsam join FRAPA board

Magnify Media's Andrea Jackson (left) and Televisa International's Ricardo Ehrsam (right) have joined the format industry association's general board.
September 25, 2015

The Netherlands-based Format Recognition and Protection Association (FRAPA) has appointed Andrea Jackson (pictured, left) and Ricardo Ehrsam (right) to its general board.

Jackson is the founder and MD of the recently launched specialist distribution and rights management company Magnify Media. She previously served as MD of acquisitions and formats for London-based DRG where she was responsible for the company’s formats business, leading sales and acquisitions. Jackson has also held various executive titles at Zeal Entertainment, Mentorn, and Action Time.

Ehrsam, meanwhile, is the general director of entertainment formats at Madrid’s Televisa International. He has previously served as director of strategic planning for Mexican-owned development bank Banobras.

The additions are part of the trade group’s expansion, restructuring and rebranding in response to the growth of the television format business and comes after the appointments of Phil Gurin and Jan Salling as FRAPA’s new co-chairs in March.

The organization last expanded its general board in April with the addition of ITV Studios Mike Beale, Sony Pictures Television’s Lisette van Diepen, Zodiak Media’s Grant Ross and Red Arrow Entertainment Group’s Michael Schmidt.

In addition, FRAPA’s general board members consist of K7 Media’s Keri Lewis Brown, Pact U.S.’s David Lyle, Prensario Internacional’s Nicolas Smirnoff and FremantleMedia China’s Vivian Yin.

“With the new board members who joined us in April and, now, the arrival of Andrea and Ricardo, the first phase of that mission — to assemble a board of the brightest, best and most experienced format executives in the industry — has been achieved,” said Salling in a statement.

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