Former NBCUniversal and Sky Vision executive Patrick Phelan has joined German content indie Leonine Studios as director of world sales.
Effective immediately, Phelan (pictured) will have oversight of all international sales activities within the studio’s licensing unit and reports into Leonine Studios’ Christiane Goldberg, SVP of license sales.
Phelan has previously held a number of senior titles, including as director of sales liaison at NBCUniversal; VP of sales at Sky Vision; VP of sales at Sonar Entertainment; senior sales manager at Tandem Communications/Studiocanal; and senior sales manager at EM.Entertainment.
“With Patrick, we will further expand our international presence in the licensing business and thus contribute to the further successful internationalization of Leonine Studios,” said Goldberg in a statement.
“Leonine Studios stands for premium content and has a number of great projects in the pipeline that are highly attractive for the international market,” added Phelan.
News of Phelan’s appointment follows the November hiring of former Red Arrow Studios executive Nina Etspueler, who is to join Leonine Studios as head of entertainment development on Jan. 1, 2021.