FremantleMedia International has appointed former NBCUniversal International Television exec Nick Pawsey as VP of sales and distribution.
In the new position, Pawsey will oversee FMI’s growing business across CEE, CIS and Russia while maximizing the distributor’s content opportunities across all broadcasters and platform partners. He will report directly into Jamie Lynn, EVP, head of sales and distribution for EMEA.
Pawsey most recently served as director of sales, strategy and development at NBCU International TV, where he was responsible for the commercial strategy and development of NBCU’s channels. There, he also oversaw film and TV series distribution across France, Germany, Italy and Spain.
Prior to this, Pawsey held positions at Antenna Group, Planet TV Slovenia, Prva TV Serbia, Antenna TV Greece, Wall to Wall Media and Warner Bros. International Television.
“Nick is a rare executive with broad mix of experience across sales, strategy and acquisitions, as well as strong local knowledge in specific CEE regions,” said Lynn in a statement. “As FMI look to further capitalize on opportunities in these increasingly important and evolving territories, Nick is an ideal candidate. He has demonstrated a strong track record in structuring deals, while bringing a fresh perspective that is vital to an ever-complex distribution business.”