London-based distributor All3Media International is opening its first regional sales office in New York City.
Sally Habbershaw (pictured), former A+E Networks VP of international programming, operations and research, is joining the UK super-indie to head up the outpost as executive VP of sales and coproductions for North America.
She will oversee regional distribution, coproductions and development, and report to London-based CEO Steve Macallister.
Habbershaw joined A+E from AMC Networks in 2012. Before that, she worked in development for VH1 in New York and VH1 UK.
“I’m looking forward to working in collaboration with the London team to ensure we fully maximize the potential of this content, alongside expanding the activity and presence of the company as a whole across this diverse and vibrant market,” she said in a statement.
Meanwhile, Blue Chalk Media business development exec Maria Ishak has also joined the company and will work alongside Habbershaw in New York as VP of sales for North America. She will also oversee distribution for Canada. Prior to joining Blue Chalk, Ishak launched and headed up Passion Distribution’s New York office.
All3Media International’s New York office will open later this month and a second regional sales office will open in Asia later in the year.