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Endeavor hires from ITVS, Miramax, Sky

Endeavor Content, the distribution and content finance arm of US entertainment group Endeavor, has added execs from ITV Studios, Miramax, Sky and Fox Network Group to its sales team.

Jennifer Ebell

Jennifer Ebell has been appointed senior VP of EMEA sales; Fabio Etienne-Tinchant as exec director, handling sales in CEE, MENA, France and Turkey; Liz Tang as director of content; Tracy Davis as associate director of rights; Sunil Gupta as senior VP of business and legal affairs; and Hetal Limbachia as content manager.

The new team will report to exec VP of television distribution Prentiss Fraser as the organisation continues to ramp up its scripted and unscripted global television offering under her leadership.

The company has also promoted two staff members to senior roles. Chantal Faudone has been upped from international sales manager to senior sales manager for Southern Europe and Israel, while Ann Schröder has been promoted to director of sales for the Nordics, Benelux and Ireland.

Liz Tang

Fraser said: “Endeavor Content continues to seek out the best in class – both in the distinctive content we curate for our catalogue and the passionate people who champion it every day. This team is a powerhouse collection of talent, shaped by a vision of a next-generation distribution business driven by diverse expertise and perspectives.”

The new hires join other recently announced Endeavor Content team members Alistair Jennings, senior VP of TV sales (APAC), and Dan Selig, senior VP of sales, Americas.

Formerly senior VP for EMEA at ITV Studios Global Distribution, Ebell negotiated and led strategic and multi-territory EMEA deals and spearheaded scripted and non-scripted formats sales strategies. In her new role at Endeavor Content, she will be responsible for overseeing the EMEA sales team.

Tracy Davis

Etienne-Tinchant joins from Miramax, where he was a director of sales for EMEA in the London office, leading sales and negotiations on scripted series and feature films across all platforms. Prior to this, he worked as sales director at Lionsgate London, with a focus on Spain, Portugal, Africa, Middle East, Greece and Turkey. Etienne-Tinchant will be responsible for both sales and presales in the new role at Endeavor.

Tang has over a decade of experience in acquisitions and coproductions at leading international broadcasters, including BBC Studios, Viacom and Discovery Networks. She was most recently acquisitions manager at European pay TV broadcaster Sky.

In her new position, Tang will be responsible for building Endeavor Content’s scripted and non-scripted premium content offering and leading the content team. Her first hire in the post is Hetal Limbachia, who previously held roles at Fox Networks Group and DRG.

Sunil Gupta

Davis is an experienced music and TV rights executive, having recently served as director of deal and rights management at Fox Network Group.

Gupta joins Endeavor Content from ITV Studios Global Distribution, where he most recently served as head of legal and business affairs.

 

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