Warnermedia has appointed Joel Kennedy as its Director of Local Film Production and Acquisitions in the UK and Ireland. “Joel has a track record of identifying, developing, and delivering high-profile titles and is well respected within the independent production community,” SVP of Theatrical Distribution, Neil Marshall. “Our local production and acquisition business is going from strength to strength, and the UK and Ireland are vital markets for us."
Kennedy is tasked with identifying and obtaining local productions and contributing to sourcing, script development, negotiations, production, and sales processes. “WarnerMedia’s bold and ambitious, world-leading content speaks for itself,” Kennedy said. “I look forward to working with Neil and the team to bring audiences both at home and abroad some of the UK and Ireland’s best new and original titles.”
The London-based executive began his duties yesterday, reporting to Marshall. “Having Joel on board will help us continue to bring audiences more new and ambitious local titles to complement our world-famous and much-loved US content, which WarnerMedia has long been known for,” Marshall said.
Kennedy joins from independent film and TV financier Lorton Entertainment where he packaged titles, managed acquisitions, sales and distribution, and executive produced projects, which include “Diego Maradona,” “Horrible Histories: The Movie” and “Bros: When The Screaming Stops.” Prior to this, Kennedy spent six years at EOne where he led the acquisition of titles including “I, Tonya,” “The Death of Stalin” and “Finding Your Feet.”
Joel has a track record of identifying, developing, and delivering high-profile titles and is well respected within the independent production community.” Neil Marshall SVP of Theatrical Distribution, WarnerMedia