E1 Ent. Appoints Four New TV Sales Executives
Press Release from E1 Television International
Toronto/Los Angeles/London –- E1 Television International, a division of leading independent studio E1 Entertainment, announced today that it has expanded its International Television Sales Division with the appointment of three new executives.
Based in the company’s London office, E1 Television International’s new hires include Helen Curtis as Head of Sales, Cristina Sala as Sales Manager and Tom Misselbrook as Sales Executive. All three will report directly to Toronto-based Prentiss Fraser, VP and Head of Sales for E1 Television International.
Curtis will manage Central and Eastern Europe, Scandinavia and inflight entertainment and assist Fraser with the UK for E1 Television International. Prior to E1, Curtis was employed as the Sales Director for MTV Networks International.
Fluent in Italian, German, Spanish and English, Sala will be responsible for the following territories: Spain, Portugal, Italy and Germany. Before joining E1, Sala worked at Endemol International where she supervised the sales for the worldwide distribution program in Latin America as well as program sales to Benelux, Germany, Italy, Portugal, Spain, India, Finland, Iceland and Africa.
Misselbrook will direct sales for the following territories: Greece, Africa, Middle East, Israel and Turkey. Previously, Misselbrook worked in both the UK and Canada with Distraction Formats managing a number of international broadcasters.
"As E1’s portfolio of distribution rights continues to increase, so does our expansion into international territories and markets. We’re all very excited with the new office infrastructure in London as we now have a strong London-based sales team servicing markets across Europe and beyond," said Fraser. "The experience, track record and international contacts that Helen, Cristina and Tom bring to the table make them invaluable to our sales team and to the overall strategic growth of the company."
Another new addition to the E1’s London operations is Charlotte Thorp, the new Head of Television Sales and Business Development with E1’s Film unit. Reporting directly to Alex Hamilton, Director of Film, Thorp will handle theatrical film sales to UK television and digital markets and will work closely with the new International Television Sales unit to maximize synergies and capitalize on relationships to drive both film and TV sales.
Curtis, Sala, Misselbrook join a well-established, strong sales team, led by Fraser, comprised of Valerie Cabrera, Executive VP based in Los Angeles, and Ben Bishop, Director of Sales and Acquisition Manager based in Toronto.
About E1 Entertainment
E1 Entertainment (AIM: ETO) is a leading international independent entertainment group of companies that specialises in the acquisition, production and distribution of film and television content. The Group’s comprehensive network extends around the globe including Canada, the U.S., the UK, Ireland, Benelux, France, Australia, and New Zealand. Through established Entertainment and Distribution divisions, the company provides extensive expertise in film distribution, television and music production, kids programming and merchandising and licensing. Its current rights library is exploited across all media formats and includes more than 20,000 film and television titles, 2,400 hours of television programming and 45,000 music tracks.