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Phelan to head global sales at Leonine

Former NBCUniversal (NBCU) and Sky Vision exec Patrick Phelan has joined Munich-based studio Leonine as director of world sales.

Patrick Phelan

Phelan will oversee all international sales activities of Leonine Studios’ licensing unit and will report to senior VP of licence sales Christiane Goldberg.

He was previously, director of sales liaison at NBCU, VP of sales at Sky Vision, VP of sales at Sonar Entertainment, senior sales manager at Tandem Communications/StudioCanal, as well as senior sales manager at EM.Entertainment.

His previous responsibilities have included the distribution of Ken Follet adaptation The Pillars of the Earth, Tom Hardy’s period drama Taboo and award-winning series Chernobyl.

The appointment follows the arrival last week of former Red Arrow Studios executive Nina Etspueler as head of entertainment development.

Leonine was formed from the merger of Tele München Group, Universum Film, i&u TV and Wiedemann & Berg Film last year.


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