Extra: Pottinen joins All3Media, AIDC honors Pemberton

In today's 'Extra' wrap, All3Media International names Veronica Pottinen (pictured) as head of insight, while the Australian International Documentary Conference honors the work of Immortal director Sonya Pemberton.
February 29, 2016

All3Media International names head of insight

UK distributor All3Media International has appointed Veronica Pottinen (pictured), former head of international research at ITV Studios Global Entertainment (ITVS GE), to the newly created position of head of insight. Pottinen will work alongside the sales, marketing and acquisitions teams to guide the company’s business strategies and drive growth. She will report to Gary Woolf, executive VP of commercial development.

At ITVS GE, Pottinen worked with the sales and distribution teams on key deals while providing international market insight. Prior to ITV, Veronica held research roles at FremantleMedia and Walt Disney Television EMEA.

AIDC honors filmmaker Sonya Pemberton

The Australian International Documentary Conference (AIDC) has recognized filmmaker Sonya Pemberton with the 2016 Stanley Hawes Award, presented to a person or organization that has made an outstanding contribution to the documentary sector in Australia. Pemberton – who specializes in science-based doc content focused on important social issues – has directed and produced more than 60 hours of broadcast documentary, and exec produced a number of factual series and one-offs. Her credits include Angels & Demons, Elders, Catching Cancer, Jabbed: Love, Fear and Vaccines and Immortal, for which she received the U.S. News and Documentary Emmy for Outstanding Science Programming in 2012.

Prior to launching Pemberton Films, the documentarian served as head of specialist factual at Australia’s ABC Television between 2004 and 2007.

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