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Banijay Rights brings on Jane Rimer to oversee sales for Canada

The former Insight Productions exec will oversee Canadian sales for the global distribution company as it evolves its international sales structure.
January 22, 2021

Global distribution company Banijay Rights has hired Jane Rimer (pictured) to oversee its sales in Canada.

Rimer joined the company in late 2020 and now holds the role of SVP, Canada. The former Insight Productions exec “has already completed significant deals,” according to the company, including the new Quebec format of Celebrity Big Brother, which premiered this month on Noovo. Rimer will report to Matt Creasey, EVP sales, acquisitions and coproductions – World.

Rimer left Insight Productions in 2019 to launch her NYC-based consulting firm.

The new Canadian-centred role comes as Banijay Group’s distribution arm changes up its sales structure in Canada, Latin America and German-speaking territories. Michelle Wasserman has been named SVP, Latam, Brazil and U.S. Hispanic; Ivania Zamora is VP, Latam, and Veronique Verges is now SVP, German-speaking territories, Poland and Hungary.

Banijay Rights holds the rights to a large number of unscripted formats, including such global successes as Big Brother and Survivor.

(From Playback Daily)

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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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