Endemol Shine Group taps Liberty Global exec as CFO
Endemol Shine Group has appointed European telecom exec Ivan Nash Vila (pictured) as chief financial officer. He will join the superindie this fall from cable and telecommunications company Liberty Global, where he has served as CFO for Central Europe for the past five years.
In that role, he has led financial operations and strategy for businesses in Austria, Switzerland and five countries in Central and Eastern Europe. He joined Liberty Global in 2005 when the company acquired Swiss cable operator Cablecom in 2005 and has held numerous senior management roles since then. Prior to that, he worked for Telefonica subsidiary 3G Mobile and Compaq.
He replaces Edwin van Es, who announced plans earlier this year to depart the CFO position this summer. Nash Vila will also join Endemol Shine’s board and work from the company’s Amsterdam headquarters.
Australia’s Screen NSW, ABC launch fund for feature-length arts docs
Australian film body Screen NSW and ABC TV Arts have put out a call for submissions for The Screen NSW – ABC TV Arts Documentary Feature Fund, a new three-year joint initiative that will finance feature-length arts documentaries. The fund is seeking applications for projects that will appeal to a wide audience and are suitable for primetime broadcast. The finished films will premiere at the Sydney Film Festival. Screen NSW will contribute AUD$100,000 and the ABC licence is $150,000. Producers must raise the rest of their financing. The deadline to apply is July 24.
All3Media International adds two to EMEA South sales team
Distributor All3Media International has made two appointments to its London-based sales team. Graham Spencer has joined as senior VP of EMEA (Europe, the Middle East and Africa) South and will have a particular focus on the French market. He most recently worked as sales director for Scandinavia, CEE, Middle East and Africa, UK and Ireland at Entertainment One Television International.
The company has also brought on Milly Doyle as EMEA South coordinator to support EMEA South sales teams on finished program and format sales. She previously worked for NBCUniversal in executive VP of international programming Steve Patscheck’s office, and prior to that, worked in acquisitions at Shine International.