FremantleMedia International has appointed Karen Finnegan to the role of VP of distribution for Scandinavia, Benelux and Eire.
In her new role, Finnegan will be responsible for growing the distributor’s business in those territories through sales and pre-sales of all FMI content to both linear and non-linear platforms, while also working to create new content and revenue opportunities in the regions.
Finnegan will report to Jamie Lynn (pictured), EVP, head of sales and distribution for EMEA.
The executive replaces Justin Hatfield, who has retired from the role after 13 years at the company.
Finnegan joins FremantleMedia from distributor and entertainment company Miramax where she held the position of director of sales. While at the company, she managed its commercial strategy for new productions and library distribution across Central and Eastern Europe, the Nordics, Baltics and Russia.
Prior to her position at Miramax, Finnegan was senior manager of television licensing at Paramount Pictures where she oversaw TV and SVOD rights for various territories across Europe.