A+E Networks has appointed Moreyba Bidessie as director of scripted development and sales.
Based in London and reporting to Richard Tulk-Hart, MD, international content sales & co-productions, A+E Networks, Bidessie is charged with developing the scripted acquisitions strategy to complement the current slate of original scripted projects from A+E Studios with new international co-productions. She will help build A+E Networks’ drama proposition across the business through development deals with key talent including producers, writers, directors and actors, as well as building on producer relationships to source scripted opportunities for the international marketplace. In addition, Bidessie will manage the development and production of all shows in which A+E Networks is invested as a co-producer.
Commenting on the appointment, Tulk-Hart said: “Moreyba Bidessie is a talented acquisitions executive whose wealth of experience in effectively sourcing and developing scripted projects for commercial success across the international marketplace will play a significant role in our continued growth in the scripted co-production space.
“We look forward to her attracting even more top producers and important projects to fuel A+E Networks’ international pipeline of scripted fare that resonates with viewers around the globe.”
Bidessie comes to A+E Networks from Sky Vision where, as scripted acquisitions manager, she developed the company’s global scripted acquisitions strategy across all businesses. Prior to that, she served as global acquisition executive/manager at Fox International Channels, responsible for the acquisitions of four Fox channel brands in Sub-Saharan Africa and European lifestyle brand 24Kitchen, and contributed to the editorial and commissioning panel for Fox Co-Productions. She began her career in advertising at M&C Saatchi.