Cathy Payne, CEO of Banijay Rights
Global distributor Banijay Rights announced its new sales structure in Latin America, Canada and German-speaking territories under the overarching leadership of its CEO, Cathy Payne.
In Latin America, Michelle Wasserman will be leading the charge in selling both finished tape and formats across the continent as SVP Latam, Brazil and US Hispanic. Long integral to the company’s formats business, she has orchestrated format sales for “MasterChef” into 13 countries and “My Name Is” into 14 across the region, alongside managing over 40 format productions per year. Joining Wasserman in the Miami office will be new hire Ivania Zamora, who takes up the role of VP, Latam.
Having handled the Latin American and US Hispanic finished tape sales for the past ten years, Veronique Verges is joining the EMEA team as SVP German-speaking territories, Poland & Hungary. Now based in London, she will report to Tim Mutimer EVP, EMEA. Before transitioning out of her role in Latin America last month, Verges closed several high-value package deals with the likes of Amazon, Turner, and Discovery, surpassing 1600 hours.
Elsewhere, Jane Rimer was officially announced as SVP, Canada. Since joining late last year, she has already completed significant deals including sealing the first iteration of “Celebrity Big Brother” in French Canada.
Both Rimer and Wasserman will report directly into Matt Creasey EVP Sales, Acquisitions and Coproductions - World (excluding EMEA).