Global content group Telepool announced the reorganization of the executive team at its world sales brand, Global Screen, as Julia Weber, the former Head of Sales and Acquisitions, is leaving the company.
“With her talent, charisma and excellent taste for international titles, Julia Weber has successfully shaped Global Screen for many years and has represented the Telepool brand perfectly to all our partners around the world. We are very grateful to her for her outstanding commitment to the Telepool Group and wish her only the very best for her future,” commented Yoko Higuchi-Zitzmann, CEO at Telepool.
“After many exciting years and successful films, I am leaving the company with a lot of fulfillment and pride to take on new challenges. Global Screen is in a strong position with a great team and looks to the future with great confidence. I would like to thank the managing directors and shareholders for the trust in me,” Julia Weber declared.
Higuchi-Zitzmann then announced the appointment of Brianne Bonney as Head of TV Sales at Global Screen, starting November 1. Based in Munich, American-born Bonney will lead the Global Screen TV distribution team in its sales efforts across the company’s large and diverse TV films and series portfolio. She will also directly spearhead TV sales, especially to English speaking territories such as the UK, United States and Canada.
“We are very pleased that we have been able to recruit Brianne as the new Head of TV Sales for Global Screen. With an excellent team of experienced sales colleagues, she will continue to expand global sales of TV and streaming programs. Our focus here is on growing international series and formats in both acquisition and sales. In addition to the large international network that Brianne brings with her through leading roles in top international distribution companies, she will make the new business unit more dynamic and expand formats and remakes,” Higuchi-Zitzmann said.
Industry veteran Bonney’s sales expertise covers all genres including TV series – both scripted and unscripted, entertainment and scripted formats and feature films. Bonney has significant and wide-ranging experience of many aspects of the global content business having held senior sales positions at major international distribution companies including Bavaria Media International, Red Arrow International, and Global Agency.
In addition to Brianne Bonney, who is strengthening Global Screen's TV sales division and international streaming business, Klaus Rasmussen will further expand the feature film division, and Ulrike Schröder will be responsible for the acquisition of high-quality content.