Paramount Television has named David Flynn as its executive VP of international strategy, tasked with helping to identify and secure local formats, books and films to bolster its slate of IP.
Additionally, Flynn will focus on bringing new and fresh voices to Paramount TV’s roster, with an emphasis on independent and foreign filmmakers. He will report to Amy Powell, the president of Paramount TV.
Flynn joins Paramount TV from UTA, where he served as an agent in the literary department since 2006. Most recently, Flynn put together the hit German thriller series Dark for Netflix.
“David has a keen eye for identifying ambitious content from premier content creators worldwide,” said Powell. “He will be a tremendous asset to our team as we work to disrupt the global content creation model, bringing the unique voices and storytelling of local creators to television audiences worldwide.”
“I’m incredibly excited to join Amy and her amazing team,” said Flynn. “Paramount’s iconic library, matched with the innovative leadership in place at the studio today, provides unlimited opportunities to continue to transform the model around pairing original IP with brilliant content creators. I look forward to helping expand this model internationally and bringing the most visionary filmmakers, producers and creators into Paramount TV to make content for the global marketplace. I am grateful for my last decade at UTA and look forward to working with everyone in my new role.”
UTA Co-President David Kramer said, “Paramount TV is getting a tremendous executive in David Flynn. He’s been a great colleague at UTA for more than decade and integral in building our international business. We truly wish him the best and look forward to many years of continued work together.”