ITEL changes name to Granada International

Along with a new name, the London-based distrib will also have a new structure.
December 13, 2000

In the wake of the takeover by Granada, London-based distributor ITEL has officially been re-named Granada International. Earlier this week, the company also announced plans to re-structure around four genre areas, ‘to reflect the specialist needs of the global marketplace.’

Factual and wildlife is one of the four targeted genre areas, and it will be headed by John Drury in programming, Peter Pas in sales for northern Europe and Jayne Pitts in sales for southern Europe. The other genre areas are drama and entertainment, children’s, and ‘rest of world including channel supply.’

Other key personnel include: Carole Wood, controller of legal and business affairs; Alex Hannell, head of commercial affairs; Clare Vincent, head of marketing; Steve Quirke, publicity manager; Emmet Byrne, financial controller international production and distribution; Jan Morton, financial controller; and Steve Nam, commercial manager.

Mike Morris, head of marketing and business development for ITEL, is leaving the company. Says Morris, ‘Granada made me a nice offer, but after five years I felt it was time to move on.’ He has not yet decided on a new position.

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