FremantleMedia International Names Katrina Neylon Head of Global Content

Courtesy of FremantleMedia International

Joining the company next month from StudioCanal, she will report to Jens Richter, CEO of FMI.

FremantleMedia International on Wednesday named Katrina Neylon to the role of executive vp global content.

Joining the company next month from StudioCanal, she will report to Jens Richter, CEO of FMI.

At StudioCanal, Neylon held the position of executive vp international sales and marketing and oversaw the global sales strategy. Before that, she was senior vp sales, EMEA at Shine International. Previously, she held sales and management roles at Disney ABC International Television and Twentieth Century Fox International Television.

Neylon will now manage FremantleMedia International's global content team and oversee the acquisition strategy for all scripted and nonscripted programming "with a look to generate strong commercial returns for all partners," the company said. "Working creatively with a mix of third-party and in-house producers to invest, develop and acquire content, Katrina and the team will continue to source top-quality programming from around the world to build and complement FMI’s current pipeline."

Neylon herself said: “FremantleMedia International has an established reputation for high-end quality content and I look forward to working with the team to build upon their ambitious plans of working with the best producer and writer talent in the business.”

Said Richter: “We are thrilled to welcome Katrina to FMI. With a standout reputation, in-depth industry knowledge, as well as fantastic producer relationships, Katrina is the ideal executive to lead our global content team. Katrina’s extensive experience of complex deal making and commercial acumen will be key to continuing our business growth strategy.”

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