Extra: People moves at PES, K7; Proper takes 9/11 doc

In today's 'Extra' wrap, new appointments at PES Payroll and consultancy K7 Media, wrestling and reality star Chyna passes away, and a new acquisition for Toronto-based distributor Proper Rights. (Pictured: For The Love of Their Brother)
April 21, 2016

Proper Rights takes int’l rights to 9/11 doc
Toronto-based distributor Proper Rights has taken the international distribution rights to the 9/11 documentary For the Love of Their Brother. The 3 Roads Communications-produced film chronicles the family of Stephen Siller, a New York City firefighter who died in the attacks, in the months and years following the event. The doc – which is said to feature never-been-seen footage from 9/11 – will premiere in the U.S. this fall on public television via American Public Television (APT).

People moves at PES Payroll, K7 Media
Professional Entertainment Services (PES) Payroll has appointed Sukhi Pabla and Linda Schildkraut in the roles of director of health services and technology, and director of sales, respectively. Pabla brings more than 10 years of client relations, contract review, and entertainment payroll experience to the firm via past stints with Entertainment Partners and Media Services. Schildkraut, meanwhile, comes to PES from a previous role at Talent Partners, acquired by PES Payroll’s parent company Extreme Reach in 2015, and brings nearly 30 years of experience as an ad industry executive. Pabla will work out of PES’ Burbank office while Schildkraut will work out of its New York location.

Elsewhere, international entertainment trends consultancy K7 Media has appointed Tom Burton, formerly with Twofour Rights, as marketing manager and Danny Kershaw, previously with UK Global Risk Solutions, as international research manager, overseeing the company’s range of territorial research reports. Based in Manchester, England, the company also brought on former ITV head of entertainment development Clare Thompson¬†last summer.

Wrestling and reality star Chyna passes away at 45
Joan Laurer, a former WWF wrestler who appeared on various unscripted series, has passed away at the age of 45 at her home in Redondo Beach, California. A member of the World Wrestling Federation from 1997-2001, and wrestled sporadically after that, while also appearing in such unscripted series as Fear Factor, Celebrity Rehab with Dr. Drew, The Surreal Life and Robot Wars: Grand Champions. A cause of death has not yet been released.


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