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Factory Media boosts int’l distribution, sales teams

The UK- and Germany-based content company has bolstered its international distribution and sales teams with the appointments of Nathalie Holden (pictured, right) and Sam Thompson (left), respectively.
January 15, 2016

UK- and Germany-based content company Factory Media has bolstered its international distribution and sales teams with the appointments of Nathalie Holden (pictured, right) and Sam Thompson (left), respectively.

Thompson, who will serve as Factory’s head of sales, previously held the title of MD of international at New York-headquartered Big Media Holdings, where he helped launch a London office to serve as the content distributor’s international springboard into untapped markets.

Holden, meanwhile, has been named as Factory’s head of distribution, where she will work alongside the firm’s media sales, editorial, creative and social media teams. The exec most recently served as commercial director at interactive entertainment company Cube Interactive. Prior to this, Holden worked alongside Factory’s recently appointed head of acquisitions Georgie Eyre on the acquisitions and sales team at global producer-distributor Off the Fence.

Eyre, Thompson and Holden will work alongside director of content Dee Smith to “acquire content, source pre-sales investment money and sell finished products.” The trio of new hires will report to Factory MD Darryl Newton.

The company is positioning itself as a classic distribution platform; short-form content acquisition and curation service; and a brand-directed content production and holistic distribution service.

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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