LONDON ­– Passion Distribution is delighted to announce the appointment of Sean Wheatley as Head of Acquisitions. Reporting to Passion Distribution’s CEO, Emmanuelle Namiech, Sean Wheatley will spearhead the company’s content acquisition activity, working closely with Passion’s production partners – both with independent producers and the Tinopolis group companies.


As part of his remit, Wheatley will be responsible for identifying and acquiring high-quality content and expand Passion’s network of producer partnerships.


Wheatley joins Passion Distribution from Fremantle Media where he held the role of Senior Acquisitions Manager. During his tenure, he expanded FMI’s factual slate, striking deals with a number of UK indies and BBC Studios. Prior to FMI, Wheatley was Acquisitions Manager at Sky Vision where he managed the specialist factual slate and at Parthenon Entertainment where he acquired new factual and factual entertainment titles. Wheatley previously held various production roles at Parthenon and Atlantic Productions prior to moving into international distribution.