Passion’s Sally Miles set to leave company

Miles, CEO and founder of the London-based distributor, will be departing from the Tinopolis-owned company in the months ahead, realscreen has confirmed.
February 10, 2016

Sally Miles, CEO and founder of London-based program distributor Passion Distribution, is departing from the Tinopolis-owned company in the next few months, realscreen has confirmed.

Miles’ imminent departure from the company, first reported by Broadcast in the UK, comes just over three years since the distributor, founded by Miles in 2008, was acquired by Welsh superindie Tinopolis. No further news about her next move or a replacement for the CEO post is currently confirmed, but an announcement with further details is expected in the coming weeks.

The company has exclusive distribution agreements with such broadcasters and prodcos as Sundance Channel, The Weather Channel and World of Wonder, handling worldwide distribution for the latter’s RuPaul’s Drag Race, among other projects. Passion also carries exclusively a catalog of over 2,000 hours from Scripps Networks International.

As well as selling formats and programs around the globe, Passion is also active in pre-selling, looking for copro partners for projects and deficit funding third-party content.

The company promoted Elin Thomas to director of global sales in October of last year and has recently been shopping a documentary about the attack on the Charlie Hebdo offices in Paris, Charlie Hebdo: Three Days of Terror, from UK filmmaker Dan Reed.

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 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.