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Yoko Higuchi-Zitzmann Named CEO of Westbrook’s Telepool (Exclusive) 

Veteran media executive Yoko Higuchi-Zitzmann has been named the new CEO of Telepool, the German licensing, production and distribution company owned by Will and Jada Pinkett Smith’s Westbrook.  Her appointment comes after Westbrook’s took full control of Telepool in December 2021. The Munich-based group is being positioned to play a major role in Westbrook’s international […]

AFM: ‘Red Sonja’ Producer Millennium Inks Movie Slate Deal With Will Smith’s German Distribution Company

Millennium Media, producer of the upcoming Red Sonja fantasy actioner and such franchises as The Expendables, Has Fallen and The Hitman’s Bodyguard, has signed a three-year movie slate deal with Telepool, the German film and TV distributor owned by Will and Jada Pinkett Smith’s Westbrook Inc. Under the agreement, which was announced at AFM Tuesday, […]

Westbrook Media Plans Short Film With JaQuel Knight About Copyrighting Viral TikTok Dances (Exclusive)

Westbrook Media is set to produce a short film that explores the process for copyrighting dances from the perspective of a group of creators who made viral dances on TikTok, The Hollywood Reporter has learned. The project, funded by Logitech’s Logitech for Creators extension, will follow Keara Wilson, Jalaiah Harmon, Young Deji and others as they go […]

Will Smith and Jada Pinkett Smith’s Westbrook Takes Full Control of German Group Telepool

Will Smith and Jada Pinkett Smith’s Westbrook Inc. has taken full control of the German licensing and distribution company Telepool, buying out the 50 percent stake in the Munich-based group previously owned by Swiss backer Elysian Invest. Telepool will be brought under Westbrook’s new Westbrook International banner. Telepool CEO Jan Frouman has been named president […]