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Fox Networks Group bolsters sales division

Fox Networks Group Content Distribution (FNGCD) has expanded its sales team with five new hires. Joining the firm are Manuel Miguez as executive director of sales for Latin American & Hispanic ...
March 29, 2017

Fox Networks Group Content Distribution (FNGCD) has expanded its sales team with five new hires.

Joining the firm are Manuel Miguez as executive director of sales for Latin American & Hispanic U.S.; Carolina Lozano as sales associate manager for Latin America; Maria Grazia Ursino as executive sales director for Italy, Spain & Portugal; JeeYoung Lee as executive director of sales for Japan, Korea & regional formats Asia; and Tracy Davis as associate director for deal & rights management.

In his new role Miguez will be responsible for sales within Latin America. He joins FNGCD’s Miami offices from BBC Worldwide where he oversaw the company’s content sales team and operations in LatAm and Hispanic U.S. Prior to this, he served as director of sales planning for Sony Pictures Television Distribution.

Joining Miguez in the region is Lozano, who will be based in Colombia. Most recently, she served as a sales executive at private television network RCNTelevisión.

With more than 20 years’ experience, Lee will be based out of the Fox Networks Group offices in Korea and reports into Julius Toh, VP of content distribution for Asia Pacific. She joins the team from Endemol, and previously held various titles at Shine, Viacom and CJ Media.in Rome, Grazia Ursino will look after sales in Italy, Spain and Portugal and reports to Peter Grant, FNGCD VP of sales for Western, Southern Europe & global SVOD. She had spent a 10-year stint as the sales director at Sony Pictures Television, overseeing sales activities throughout Italian-speaking Europe.

Davis, formerly commercial director of music at Endemol Shine Group, boards the company to oversee a newly created deal and rights management division in the London office.

In addition, long-time FNGCD executive Joanna Rowley has been elevated to executive director of sales for Northern Europe & Africa, while Magdalena Szwedkowicz has been promoted to VP of sales for CEE & MENA, managing sales activity and a regional team based across London, Moscow, Warsaw and Istanbul.

Elsewhere, Tristan Oarton joins FNGCD’s London office as VP of finance. He will be tasked with overseeing the company’s financial planning and reporting.

“2016 was a stellar year for our business and as we continue to expand the representation of content and formats from our global channels, it’s important that our infrastructure can evolve to support that growth and offer our clients an efficient, first class service,” said Prentiss Fraser (pictured), FNGCD executive VP and MD, in a statement. “With these new people now in place and two of our long-serving team members recognized for their contribution, we are firing on all cylinders.”

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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