London – FremantleMedia International (FMI), confirmed the appointment of Nick Pawsey as its new VP of Sales and Distribution, reporting into Jamie Lynn, EVP, Head of Sales & Distribution, EMEA. Overseeing FMI’s expanding business across CEE, Russia and CIS, Pawsey will be responsible for continuing the company’s growth throughout the region and maximizing FMI’s content opportunities across all broadcasters and platform partners.
Jamie Lynn commented, “Nick is a rare executive with broad mix of experience across sales, strategy and acquisitions, as well as strong local knowledge in specific CEE regions. As FMI look to further capitalize on opportunities in these increasingly important and evolving territories, Nick is an ideal candidate. He has demonstrated a strong track record in structuring deals, while bringing a fresh perspective that is vital to an ever complex distribution business. A perfect addition to the FMI team.”
Nick Pawsey added, “I am thrilled to have joined FMI and looking forward to working with the team to build its business across the region. It’s a company that I’ve admired for a long time and with its impressive slate, their continued push into impressive new dramas and season renewals for the globally acclaimed titles such as American Gods and The New Pope, it’s a very exciting time to join the company.”
Prior to joining FMI, Pawsey gained 15 years of international experience in content distribution and acquisitions having served most recently as Director of Sales, Strategy & Development at NBC Universal International Television where he was responsible for the commercial strategy and development of NBCU’s channels (Syfy, 13th Street, Universal Channel and E!) And film and TV series distribution businesses across France, Germany, Italy and Spain. Pawsey also held positions at Antenna Group, Planet TV Slovenia, Prva TV Serbia, Antenna TV Greece, Wall to Wall Media and Warner Bros. International Television.