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Passion Taps Former FremantleMedia Exec as Head of Acquisitions


Passion Distribution has appointed Sean Wheatley, formerly the senior acquisitions manager at FremantleMedia International, as head of acquisitions.

Wheatley will be reporting to Passion Distribution’s CEO, Emmanuelle Namiech. He will spearhead the company’s content acquisition activity, working closely with Passion’s production partners, including independent producers and the Tinopolis group companies. Prior to his time at Fremantle, Wheatley was acquisitions manager at Sky Vision.

Namiech said: “Given his experience across both production and distribution, I have no doubt that Sean will be an asset to the Passion team and to our growing network of producers. Sean has an excellent track record in building and nurturing strong creative partnerships and he will be instrumental in sourcing great content with global appeal.”

Wheatley said: “Passion Distribution has a fantastic slate and works with some of the best producers in the business. I am very excited to be taking on this role and look forward to working with the Tinopolis group companies and independents.”

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