Hire specialist Take 2 Films has hired of both Melanie Georgieva and Sandro Leone as the company’s Business Development Directors.

In their new roles, Georgieva and Leone will be responsible for developing new business strategies for the company and building strong relationships with key industry contacts. Working together, they will focus on accelerating sales growth in Take 2’s business interests, spanning feature films, dramas, commercials and pop promos.

Georgieva has spent over two decades working in studio, film, television, radio, animation and post-production. She joins Take 2 from Pinewood Studios where she spent over six years as Sales Manager working on various major and independent features and television dramas. Prior to this, she was the Bookings Manager for 3 Mills Studios, where she worked with directors such as Danny Boyle and David Cronenberg. In her early career, she worked for the BBC and Turner Broadcasting.

Commenting on her appointment, she said, “I’m thrilled to be joining the wonderful team at Take 2 Films, a company with incredible technical expertise, a client-centric culture and a sharp focus on the future. I look forward to working with Sandro as we continue to drive the success of Take 2, ensuring clients receive the unparalleled service that the company has come to be known for.”

Leone joins Take 2 from Focus 24, where he was Head of Film and Drama. Previous to this, Leone spent 17 years at ARRI Rental working his way through the ranks to become Business Manager for the final 6. As Business Manager he acquired high value projects for the company, guaranteed return business and created lasting relationships with Executive Producers, Production Managers and Procurement Managers.

“Over the years, I have seen Take 2 grow from strength to strength and have always admired their dedication to supporting cinematographers and their crew. Not only do they have a fantastic range of the latest digital cameras, but they can also cater to the resurgence in popularity of the film medium, with their fleet of 16mm and 35mm film cameras. I’m looking forward to working alongside Melanie and the rest of the Take 2 team,” said Leone.

Speaking of the appointment, Take 2 MD, Alan Piper said, “We are all delighted to have both Melanie and Sandro join the Take 2 family. Both have a proven track record in sales and a profound knowledge of the industry, which makes them an invaluable asset to our team, and a force to be reckoned with as we continue to grow and expand the business.”

Staff Reporter

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