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Hiring roundup: FilmRise, Little Dot, Evolutions tap new execs

FilmRise names Emilia Nuccio VP, international sales New York-based streaming network and producer/distributor FilmRise has hired industry veteran Emilia Nuccio in the newly created position of vice president, international sales. The announcement ...
January 19, 2022

FilmRise names Emilia Nuccio VP, international sales

New York-based streaming network and producer/distributor FilmRise has hired industry veteran Emilia Nuccio in the newly created position of vice president, international sales.

The announcement was made by FilmRise CEO Danny Fisher. In the position, Nuccio (pictured left) will report directly to Melissa Wohl, senior vice president and head of sales at FilmRise.

In her new role, Nuccio will oversee all international deals and be responsible for selling the FilmRise catalog, along with new releases and FilmRise coproductions, into the international marketplace, among other duties.

Nuccio spent most of her career in the domestic and international sales and digital distribution arena, focusing on acquisitions, licensing, and merchandising. She has worked with major companies in roles including senior vice president of sales at Dynamic Television; president of international sales at Echo Bridge for two years, after spending four years as a senior vice president; and vice president, Latin American sales at BBC Worldwide Americas. In 2001 she founded her own company, Enoro Media, and continues to serve on the board of directors of the Worldwide Audiovisual Women’s Association.

“We are thrilled to have Emilia bring her unmatched knowledge of the international sales marketplace to FilmRise,” said FilmRise CEO Danny Fisher in a release. “Her innovative approach and strategic expertise will surely lead FilmRise to new and exciting avenues and opportunities for growth.”

Little Dot appoints Katie Matthews as partnerships director

Digital content agency and media network Little Dot Studios, an All3Media company, has named Katie Matthews to the position of partnerships director of the recently launched specialist label Little Dot Sport.

In the newly created role, Matthews (pictured, center) will manage Little Dot Sport’s portfolio of clients while identifying new development opportunities and demonstrating how the company’s team of social content, distribution and monetization experts can help clients.

Reporting to Robbie Spargo, director of Little Dot Sport, Matthews brings over 14 years of sports industry experience to Little Dot after having worked with some of the biggest brands and rights holders in the space, including the UFC, the International Tennis Federation, Red Bull Media House, and the Tour de France. She has spent much of her career at the independent PR agency The PHA Group, where she ran the company’s sports division.

“Katie’s experience in the sports industry, her devotion to creating success for her partners, and her rigor in account management made her the standout candidate for overseeing our client partnerships team,” said Spargo in a release. “We believe her knowledge of the industry, especially the communications objectives of sports federations, clubs and broadcasters, will allow us to continue to set new industry standards for digital sports content and audience development.”

Added Matthews: “I have admired Little Dot Studios’ work from afar for some time now, and so I am thrilled to be joining the team. Little Dot Sport have built up an incredible roster of clients, deliver standout work on a daily basis and are real market leaders when it comes to digital sports entertainment.”

Evolutions hires sales director, promotes group commercial director

UK-based post-production facility Evolutions has named Jason Elliott its new sales director.

In the role, which will be based in both the London and Bristol offices, Elliott (pictured right) will be responsible for liaising with clients and advising and implementing the best post strategy for their projects. He will report to Darren Musgrove, who has been promoted to the position of group commercial director.

Elliott brings to Evolutions 30 years of industry experience, having developed relationships throughout the post-production industry. He has delivered a variety of television projects from a range of diverse briefs, including series such as Made in Chelsea for Monkey Kingdom and 24 Hours in A&E for The Garden. Before joining Evolutions, he was group sales director at The Farm Group, where he built and led the company’s sales team for 15 years.

“Jason’s reputation precedes him, and we are delighted he is joining the Evolutions team. Alongside our ongoing expansion plans on the creative side, Jason will bring his years of expertise and professionalism to continue this momentum, working with our clients to find the best fit for them and their projects to deliver the standout, high-quality content for which we are known,” said Simon Kanjee, CEO of Evolutions, in a statement.

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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