Katrina Neylon has been appointed executive VP, Global Content at FremantleMedia International (FMI).
In her new role, she will manage the existing Global Content team and oversee the acquisition strategy for all scripted and non-scripted programming for FremantleMedia International (FMI) with a look to generate strong commercial returns for all partners.
Working creatively with a mix of third party and in-house producers to invest, develop and acquire content, Neylon and the team will continue to source programming from around the world to build and complement FMI’s current pipeline. Joining the company next month, she will report into Jens Richter, CEO, FMI.
Commenting on the appointment, Richter said: “We are thrilled to welcome Katrina to FMI. With a standout reputation, in-depth industry knowledge, as well as fantastic producer relationships, Katrina is the ideal executive to lead our Global Content team. Katrina’s extensive experience of complex deal making and commercial acumen will be key to continuing our business growth strategy.”
Neylon added: “FremantleMedia International has an established reputation for high-end quality content and I look forward to working with the team to build upon their ambitious plans of working with the best producer and writer talent in the business.”
Neylon has joined FMI from Studiocanal, where she held the position of EVP of international sales and marketing. Prior to that, she was SVP of sales, EMEA at Shine International. She has also held sales and management roles at Disney ABC International Television and Twentieth Century Fox International Television.