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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.

 

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 HMV.com. 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.

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