Passion Distribution is delighted to announce the appointment of Jimmy Humphrey in the newly created role of Head of Acquisitions.
Passion Distribution is delighted to announce the appointment of Jimmy Humphrey in the newly created role of Head of Acquisitions with effect from August 1st 2016.
Humphrey will help devise and implement Passion Distribution’s content strategy, overseeing the development, acquisitions and the distribution roll out of Passion Distribution programming, reporting to Passion Distribution’s CEO Emmanuelle Namiech.
Humphrey most recently worked at Banijay International, where he served as VP, Sales & Acquisitions, responsible for acquiring global rights to programmes and formats predominantly in the UK and Australia & NZ, as well as selling to Scandinavia, North America and Asia Pacific. Acquisitions included titles such as Billy Connolly’s Tracks Across America (7Wonder, ITV) and BBC’s Phone Shop Idol, whilst also establishing and managing exclusive partnerships with key partners such as Lambent Productions in the UK.
Humphrey has also held positions at FremantleMedia, where he was responsible for acquiring formats for their global network of production companies, and also at Shine International before its merger with Endemol.
Emmanuelle Namiech, CEO, Passion Distribution said “I’m absolutely delighted at the prospect of working with Jimmy again and to add him to the talented Passion Distribution team. Jimmy brings solid experience across different programming genres, has hands-on global market knowledge and a great understanding of both creative and commercial opportunities. He will be instrumental in continuing Passion Distribution’s first-class relationships with leading independent producers around the world.”
Jimmy Humphrey said "I'm thrilled to be joining the team at Passion Distribution and to work with the great roster of affiliated production companies, both within the Tinopolis Group and of course with key 3rd party partners. I look forward to forging new relationships with producers and broadcasters all over the world to bring fresh, unique content into Passion's already strong and diverse catalogue."