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NHNZ taps former Discovery exec for sales director post

New Zealand-headquartered prodco NHNZ has appointed former Discovery executive Ched Raymundo to director of sales. Raymundo (pictured) will operate out of Los Angeles and be responsible for selling NHNZ content both in development ...
January 23, 2020

New Zealand-headquartered prodco NHNZ has appointed former Discovery executive Ched Raymundo to director of sales.

Raymundo (pictured) will operate out of Los Angeles and be responsible for selling NHNZ content both in development and as acquisitions. Reporting to NHNZ managing director Kyle Murdoch, Raymundo is also tasked with maintaining and developing relationships within the U.S. television market.

“Ched has a wealth of experience covering production, distribution and sales, both in the U.S. and internationally, which makes her a great fit for NHNZ. We’re looking forward to Ched strengthening and cementing our presence in LA,” Murdoch said in a statement.

Most recently, Raymundo was the manager of program sales and acquisitions at Discovery, though she has worked in a variety of roles in the film and television industry including production, distribution, and as a channel director and executive director.

She oversaw the acquisition deal with NHNZ for Mysterious Planet, to air on the Discovery Channel in the U.S., UK, Latin America and Asia. She also oversaw a co-production/distribution partnership with Angel Valley for Auto/biography, which aired on Discovery-owned network MotorTrend in 2019.

Raymundo’s other career highlights include acquiring the film Indivisible from Kudzu Films, which was licensed to Fuse Media, and facilitating a partnership with The Nacelle Company as their distribution arm for the upcoming eco-travel series Down to Earth with Zac Efron, scheduled to air on Discovery Networks Asia Pacific later this year.

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Jillian Morgan is a staff writer at realscreen with a background in journalism and digital marketing. She joined the publication in 2019 after serving as the assistant editor to trade publications HPAC and On-Site. With a bachelor of journalism from the University of King's College in Halifax, she also works as a freelance writer and fact-checker.

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