Philip plugs into Power


LONDON -- U.K.-based drama producer Power has wooed former NBC Universal exec Chris Philip to be its new president of worldwide sales, Power chairman and founder Justin Bodle said Tuesday.

Philip, currently NBC Universal International Television Distribution vp Latin America, will be responsible for expanding Power's global footprint through distribution deals.

The producer of such lavish pieces as the award-winning drama "Elizabeth I: The Virgin Queen" and "The Incredible Story of Mary Bryant," Power plans to ramp up its international business, according to Bodle.

"Chris is an entrepreneurial leader with a wide range of product experience together with an impressive track record in the penetration of new markets," Bodle said. "His broad entertainment industry experience will add significantly to our international sales presence as our company enters a new cycle of international development and production."