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Fremantle promotes Angela Neillis to SVP, non-scripted content

Global distributor Fremantle has promoted Angela Neillis to senior vice president of non-scripted content. In her new role, Neillis will head the London- and Los Angeles-based non-scripted content acquisitions teams while continuing to drive ...
December 14, 2018

Global distributor Fremantle has promoted Angela Neillis to senior vice president of non-scripted content.

In her new role, Neillis will head the London- and Los Angeles-based non-scripted content acquisitions teams while continuing to drive Fremantle’s non-scripted acquisitions strategy of developing, financing and securing content from the distributor’s in-house prodco teams and third-party producers.

Neillis will report to Fremantle’s international CEO, Jens Richter.

Based in London, Neillis joined Fremantle in 2013 and was responsible for shepherding the growth of the company’s non-scripted slate. Over the years, she has forged relationships with non-scripted talent including Jamie Oliver, Nigella Lawson and BBC Studios, Lightbox Entertainment and Atlantic Productions.

Fremantle is now looking to hire a new acquisitions manager to join the non-scripted content team. Directly reporting to Neillis, the role will be responsible for identifying new premium content for acquisition, negotiating deals and expanding Fremantle’s producer relationships.

In addition to Neillis’ elevation, Fremantle also upped Rebecca Dundon to the role of VP of scripted content with her remit expanding to oversee scripted acquisitions for Fremantle’s distribution division globally, including North America. She also reports to Richter.

 

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Daniele Alcinii is a news editor at realscreen, the leading international publisher of non-fiction film and television industry news and content. He joined the RS team in 2015 with experience in journalism following a stint out west with Sun Media in Edmonton's Capital Region, and with communications work in Melbourne, Australia and Toronto. You can follow him on Twitter at @danielealcinii.

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