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17 April 2018 | Passion Distribution

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.

Emmanuelle Namiech, CEO of Passion Distribution said “Given his experience across both production and distribution, I have no doubt that Sean will be an asset to the Passion Distribution team and to our growing network of producers. Sean has an excellent track-record in building and nurturing strong creative partnerships and he will be instrumental in sourcing great content with global appeal.”

Sean Wheatley said “Passion Distribution has a fantastic slate and works with some of the best producers in the business. I am very excited to be taking on this role and look forward to working with the Tinopolis group companies and independents." 

Wheatley is set to take up his position at Passion Distribution later in the Spring.



For more information, please contact:

Claire Douglas, Head of Marketing and PR, Passion Distribution