EXCLUSIVE: FremantleMedia International’s Global Content Chief Katrina Neylon is to leave the business after six months. I understand that Neylon, who joined the company in September from Studiocanal, has resigned.
Her departure comes as the RTL-owned company gears up for Mip TV in Cannes, where it will be looking to sell shows such as HBO’s My Brilliant Friend, Sky Italia’s The Miracle and Butterfly, a three-part Anna Friel-fronted ITV drama produced by Studiocanal’s Red Production, to international broadcasters.
Neylon, who was Executive Vice President of Global Content, had been tasked with managing FMI’s global content team and overseeing its acquisition strategy for all scripted and non-scripted programming. She worked with a mix of third party and in-house Fremantle producers to source programming to build the distribution division’s global pipeline.
Reporting to FMI CEO Jens Richter, Neylon replaced Georgia Brown, who left FMI to become Amazon’s European content chief. It’s not clear whether Neylon has a role to go to or whether she is searching for a new position.
FremantleMedia International will now be searching for a replacement – prospective candidates may want to use the forthcoming confab and market in Cannes to get their CVs to Richter.
“We can confirm that Katrina has resigned from her position as EVP of our Global Content team. We will announce plans of a replacement in due course. We wish Katrina all the best with her future plans,” a FremantleMedia International spokeswoman told Deadline.