Distributor Kew Media has hired TV and film finance exec Graham Begg to the position of VP, Business Development and Producer Relations.
The newly created role will focus on building partnerships with production talent to develop, co-finance and co-produce content for the international market.
Based in London, he will be producer liaison on content acquisitions across all genres.
Greg Phillips, President of Distribution at Kew Media Distribution, said: “Graham’s knowledge and experience across the complete production and financing process is second to none, and we’re very pleased to secure the talents of such a well-respected, successful and commercially minded executive. We’re very proud of our strong reputation on the global stage for ensuring that production companies retain a central role throughout our distribution activities. Graham’s appointment underlines our continued commitment to building on this success and will further position Kew Media Distribution as the go-to sales house for top production talent across all genres.”
Graham Begg said: “Television content is more popular than ever with the quality and appeal of primetime drama, event programming, and signature non-scripted features and series continuing to rise across the globe. I am delighted to be re-joining Greg and his team at Kew Media Distribution at an exciting time in the company’s growth, and to play my part in their continued success as a leading producer and distributor of multi-genre content worldwide.”
Prior to joining Kew Media Distribution, Begg established GB Media & Entertainment Consultants in 1999 to provide consultancy, advisory, business affairs and executive producer services to the entertainment industry. Before establishing the consultancy business, he served as Head of Film Finance at Content Media Corporation (now Kew Media Distribution). Prior to this he was Vice President, Finance & Business affairs at Cobalt Pictures and before then spent ten years at bankers Coutts working within the group’s media banking division where he was responsible for managing the bank’s film/television loan book portfolio.
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