FremantleMedia International is shaking up their acquisitions team. Rebecca Dundon has been promoted to Director of Scripted Acquisitions, while Anthony Patton has joined the company as Content Acquisition Executive.
Dundon, who joined FMI in 2015 as Senior Acquisitions Manager for Scripted Content, will now be responsible for driving the company’s scripted content acquisitions strategy and will work closely with producers to identify, develop and finance internationally appealing scripted titles to be distributed by FMI.
“It’s an exciting time to be part of FremantleMedia International”, Dundon said. “I’m delighted to be working with the FMI team, FremantleMedia’s exceptionally talented in-house teams and the best third-party producers to bring new, original and captivating scripted content to the global TV market. I look forward to continuing to establish FMI as the first choice distributor for drama makers.”
Anthony Patton joins FremantleMedia International from ITV Studios Global Entertainment, where he served as Scripted Acquisitions Coordinator. At FMI, he will assist in identifying projects to further enhance the scripted slate and managing relationships with both internal and third party producers. “I’m extremely excited to be joining the FremantleMedia International team”, he said. “FMI has a formidable catalogue of shows and I look forward to help find the next must-have series to complement their slate.”
One of the bigger independent distributors, FremantleMedia International distributes a wealth of scripted comedy and drama series worldwide, with their biggest U.S. title being Starz’s American Gods. Other scripted titles on their expansive slate include Modus from Miso Film, Deutschland 83 from UFA Fiction, The Young Pope from Wildside, Hard Sun from Euston Film, Picnic at Hanging Rock from FremantleMedia Australia, Deutschland 86 from UFA Fiction and The New Pope, The Miracle and My Brilliant Friend from Wildside
“Over the past few years, Rebecca has established an impressive range of relationships with top scripted producers, displayed dynamic negotiating skills and demonstrated an aptitude well inclined in recognizing programming that delivers against our acquisitions strategy”, Jens Richter, CEO of FremantleMedia International said in a statement. “With the addition of Anthony in our UK team, and our US acquisitions team continuing to source content from North America, we’re in a great position to grow our scripted slate to meet the demand of our clients.”