Indie Joker Productions has hired former Critical Content and Relativity Television executive Julie Link to serve as Managing Director. She succeeds former Managing Director Patrick Ach, who has left the company.
As MD of Joker, she will focus on ramping up originals, development, and expanding the global reach of its formats, factual and scripted production and distribution business. Florian Reinhardt, Creative Director, and Julian Lerch, Head of Programs, remain shareholders of the company and lead creatives.
Link has a wealth of experience in the industry. Prior to heading up development at Relativity and international operations at Critical Content, she held roles at the William Morris Agency, Endemol and Tom Forman Productions/ CBS. After relocating from the US to Europe, she continued her role at Critical Content before moving to Joker Productions as a consultant in mid-2017.
“We are excited to welcome Julie Link to Joker, who will apply her depth of industry expertise and incredible energy to drive us forward into the next stage of growth as a company and propel us into the global content arena”, said Andreas R. Klein, majority stakeholder at Joker Productions and Chairman of the Board of Management at Splendid Medien AG.
While Julie Link added: “In the last few months I have come to know the enormous potential and creative energy of Joker Productions, and I am looking forward to being part of this fantastic, passionate team. Joker has a host of great ideas, talented people and strong character-driven programming which we will continue to nurture and build upon in the coming months.”