FremantleMedia ups Georgia Brown

The global producer-distributor has elevated Georgia Brown (pictured) to the newly created post of executive VP of global scripted and factual content.
January 18, 2016

Global producer-distributor FremantleMedia has elevated Georgia Brown (pictured) to the post of executive VP of global scripted and factual content.

The newly created position will see Brown managing acquisitions for FremantleMedia International (FMI), the company’s distribution arm, while liaising between FMI and its in-house production teams on all copro and co-financing arrangements on behalf of the FremantleMedia Group.

She will work alongside FMI CEO Jens Richter to oversee the acquisitions of external content for FMI to distribute, and will also work with the M&A department for “potential future acquisitions or creative partnerships, and will be involved in the integration of these companies post acquisition.”

Brown will report to both Richter and Sangeeta Desai, COO and CEO of emerging markets at FremantleMedia Group, in order to lead the commercial aspects of the company’s scripted proceedings and its third-party content acquisitions across scripted and unscripted divisions.

Prior to joining FremantleMedia, Brown served as senior VP of acquisitions at Shine International, where she secured a first-look deal with scripted indie Ecosse Films while providing oversight on a raft of series including Beauty and the Geek, Broadchurch, Code of a Killer, Masterchef and One Born Every Minute.

Before Shine, Brown worked as a commercial manager at BBC Worldwide, the commercial arm of the British pubcaster, working with more than 120 indie producers to manage rights acquisitions and early investment on such titles as Africa, Mad Dogs, Misfits, Natural World, Primeval, Sherlock and Top Gear.

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