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FremantleMedia Int’l taps Karen Finnegan for VP, distribution role

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 ...
October 13, 2017

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.

 

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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