Lionsgate UK Hires SVP & Head of TV Sales for Europe


LONDON/SANTA MONICA: Lionsgate UK has appointed seasoned international sales exec Charlotte Thorp as the company’s senior VP and head of TV sales for the European market.

In her new position, Thorp will work out of Lionsgate UK’s London headquarters. She will oversee the company’s licensing of films and television programming to broadcast, cable and digital platforms throughout the U.K. and across Europe. Lionsgate UK recently moved into the TV business by acquiring an equity stake in British indie prodco Kindle Entertainment.

Thorp previously served as senior VP and head of film and TV sales for eOne Film UK and eOne Television International. Before that, she was head of TV sales and business development for film at eOne UK. Earlier in her career, she was director of worldwide sales and distribution in broadcast, DVD and new media for HanWay Films. She also held executive positions at MTV Networks and HIT Entertainment.

“Charlotte is a highly accomplished international television sales executive with a keen understanding of where the European television market is headed in a fast-changing environment,” said Lionsgate UK co-founder and CEO Zygi Kamasa. “She is ideally qualified to help us diversify our company as we continue to build the Lionsgate television brand in the U.K. and expand our content pipelines around the world, and she will be an integral part of our increased focus on the exciting opportunities that are emerging throughout the European marketplace.”

“Charlotte has proven herself to be a visionary executive and innovative strategist with great relationships throughout the industry,” added Peter Iacono, Lionsgate’s president of international television and digital distribution. “We’re very pleased to add her to Lionsgate’s international television executive team as we increase our focus on Europe and create groundbreaking licensing strategies for traditional, SVOD and digital distribution partners alike.”