Independent media group Twofour is expanding its distribution arm Twofour Rights with a spate of new appointments and promotions.
The group has tapped Marta Csizmadia (pictured) as sales executive. In her new position, Csizmadia will distribute Twofour’s formats to broadcasters across German-speaking Europe, Central and Eastern Europe, Turkey and Greece.
She previously held sales positions at Small World, Viacom International Media Networks, Zodiak Rights and Paprika Latino, MTG’s production arm.
Meanwhile, Nicky Shales been appointed format support executive. The position will see Shales working with Twofour’s sales team to provide support for format sales. Shales will also lend support to broadcasters and producers working on local adaptation of Twofour’s formats.
Shales previously produced docuseries The Hotel Inspector and Alex Polizzi: The Fixer for Twofour,
Finally, Twofour deputy head of sales Holly Hodges has been promoted to head of sales operations and VP sales for North America, UK/Eire, Australia and New Zealand, while senior sales executive Eniela Bella has been promoted to VP sales for EMEA and Latin America.
Both Hodges and Bella hold nearly a decade of experience in the distribution industry.
“This is an incredibly exciting time for Twofour Rights,” says Anthony Hughes, chief operating officer. “The increasing catalogue of formats [at Twofour] means it’s the perfect time to expand the team with a combination of promoting from within and bringing in fresh talent.”
The appointment notices arrives a month before entertainment content market MIPCOM is slated to open in Cannes on Oct. 16th. Twofour Rights’ MIPCOM slate will include “time travel” formats Change Your Tune and This Time Next Year.