D360 Taps Breakthrough’s Jodi Mackie, Inks Sales


Distribution360 (D360) has secured sales across its kids’ and family and unscripted portfolio, in addition to appointing Jodi Mackie as the director of sales and acquisitions.

Coming to D360 after ten years with Breakthrough Entertainment, Mackie will be tasked with driving revenue growth across the catalog through content sales, with a focus on attracting new titles for distribution and developing production and content-creation relationships. Building on the company’s core strengths in kids’, family and unscripted, Mackie brings extensive experience across a range of genres and territories to the team. Mackie will make her D360 market debut at ATF and will handle sales into Asia, the Middle East, Africa and Scandinavia.

“D360 is poised for growth across all channels and genres and it’s the perfect time to bring in the expertise and network that Jodi possesses,” said Diane Rankin, the senior VP of international at D360. “She is a dynamic media professional with a breadth of experience across sales and acquisitions, so I’m naturally delighted that we have been able to bring her onto the team.”

D360 sold George & Paul to YLE in Finland and Hop! in Israel. It also landed renewals for Spellz, MathXplosion and Alphabet Stories with Epic! Creations in the U.S. Additionally, Spellz was sold to Da Vinci Media in Sri Lanka, while MathXplosion went to Kids Talk Talk in South Korea and Canal+ in Myanmar, the latter two in partnership with Bomanbridge.

Distribution360 also secured a deal for an option on the kids’ format Snapshots, which was recently nominated for an International Kids Emmy. Three Arrows Media will develop the Forte Entertainment series for localized pitches to the U.K. market. In addition, D360 concluded inflight sales for Family Travel and Made Up with Malaysian Airlines and further episodes of This is Scarlett and Isaiah with Korean Airlines.

From the unscripted catalog, Edge of War and Escape from Iran were sold to AB Thematiques, with Planete+ taking Red Arrows: Inside the Bubble for France, French-speaking Europe and Africa. Confucius was a Foodie seasons one and two sold to Kuchnia Canal+ in Poland. All seasons of Crime Stories were renewed with Luk Internacional in Spain and Portugal, while Leave it to Bryan season six was signed by One Africa. D360 also inked a VOD deal for Innovation Nation and Countdown to the Future with Digital Media Rights in the U.S. D360 inked further sales across its catalog, including a pre-sale of WW2 Treasure Hunters from Emporium Productions to Foxtel. In addition, the marblemedia-produced series Splatalot is going to BYUtv in the U.S.