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Jennifer Mullin named CEO of FremantleMedia

Jennifer Mullin has been named the new chief executive officer of FremantleMedia, a production and distribution subsidiary of the RTL Group, effective Sept. 1. Mullin is currently the CEO of FremantleMedia North America ...
July 26, 2018

Jennifer Mullin has been named the new chief executive officer of FremantleMedia, a production and distribution subsidiary of the RTL Group, effective Sept. 1.

Mullin is currently the CEO of FremantleMedia North America (FMNA) Her successor will be announced shortly, and until then, she remains CEO of FMNA.

As CEO of FremantleMedia, Mullin will succeed Cécile Frot-Coutaz, who in March announced her exit from the global prodco and distributor to join the online streaming platform YouTube.

Since taking up the CEO post at FMNA in May 2017, Mullin has overseen the management and business performance of the North American subsidiary, while also leading the development, production and business operations for cable, syndicated scripted and unscripted. Her credits include the reality singing competition series American Idol and game show Family Feud. 

Mullin joined FMNA as SVP of current programming in 2015, before being named EVP of current programming in 2012, and then co-CEO of FMNA in 2015.

Prior to joining FMNA, Mullin worked as an executive producer at Paramount, Telepictures and Universal.

“A strong and hugely respected leader, Jennifer has been a key force in FremantleMedia’s creative renewal across unscripted and scripted programming and has a matchless understanding of the global content industry,” said Bert Habets, CEO of RTL Group, in a statement. “I warmly welcome Jennifer in her new role and wish her every success – and I am very much looking forward to working with her to further drive the growth of our global content business.”

About The Author
Senior staff writer Frederick Blichert comes to realscreen with a background as a journalist and freelance film critic. He has previously written for VICE, Paste Magazine, Senses of Cinema, Xtra, Canadian Cinematographer and elsewhere. He holds a Master of Arts in film studies from Carleton University and a Master of Journalism from the University of British Columbia.

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