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Reflecting its ambition to grow both sides of its content business, global distributor Fremantle has announced the promotions of Angela Neillis to senior vice president, non-scripted content, and Rebecca Dundon to vice president of scripted content.
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Based in London, Neillis joined Fremantle in 2013 and has led the efforts in bolstering the distributor’s non-scripted slate. In her new role, she will head the London and LA non-scripted content acquisitions teams and continue her work to drive Fremantle’s non-scripted acquisition strategy of developing, financing and securing content from Fremantle’s in-house production teams and third-party producers.

In her new role, Dundon will continue to head up Fremantle’s scripted content team with her remit expanding to oversee scripted acquisitions for Fremantle’s distribution division globally including North America. Responsible for acquiring what are said to be distinct and high-impact drama titles to complement the company’s existing pipeline, Dundon will be tasked to drive Fremantle’s scripted strategy by establishing and maintaining relationships with third party producers, identifying new opportunities and creatively approaching deals to maximise returns.

Both roles will report to Jens Richter, CEO, International, Fremantle who commented: “We’re enormously proud of the direction that both Angela and Rebecca have taken our pipeline over the past few years. Their commercial acumen and remarkable range of relationships with top producers has been integral to our company strategy and their ability to bring producers and content into the Fremantle family has developed our slate into a compelling mix of shows that have helped put Fremantle at the top of the content game.”

With the new structure in place, Fremantle is also now looking to hire a new acquisitions manager to join the non-scripted content team. Directly reporting to Neillis, the role will be responsible for identifying new premium content for acquisition, negotiating deals and expanding Fremantle’s producer relationships.