TCB Media Rights is staffing up. The London based international distribution company has hired DCD Rights exec Lenneke de Jong to serve as their Sales Manager for for Latin America, Benelux and Iberia. She got her start in production roles at Endemol before seguing to a more commercial role as sales co-ordinator.
“TCB is one of the UK’s most interesting and successful distributors with an impressive track record”, she said. “It is definitely an exciting time to join the expanding team. I very much look forward to continuing the success of TCB’s fantastic catalogue both within the territories which I have already been managing, and new exciting territories.”
Additionally, TCB has hired Holly Newey to provide maternity cover for Mem Bakar, whose territories include the UK and the Nordic region; and Nicola Davey, most recently Zig Zag commercial and creative exec, who will provide maternity cover for Claire Runham, who handles acquisitions and co-productions.
TCB has been rapidly expanding its team of late. Prior to these three hires, the company recruited former Passion Distribution chief Jimmy Humphrey joined TCB as head of acquisitions and co-productions, tasked with building up the distributor’s network of independent producer partners. And back in May, Hannah Demidowicz came on board as commissioning editor and was said to reflect TCB’s evolution from a mere distribution company to also being mini-commissioner.
“DCD gave Lenneke great experience and training. A very real measure of our growing status is our ability to attract the brightest and best talent on the distribution scene”, said Paul Heaney, CEO of TCB Media Rights. “With her experience of both the commercial and editorial sides of our business, Lenneke is a perfect fit for TCB as we become increasingly involved in the creative DNA of the content we sell. Holly and Nicola, meanwhile, are rising stars in their own right. As maternity cover for two our core team members — Mem and Claire — we couldn’t wish for safer hands.”