Newen Distribution Names Managing Director


PARIS: Newen Distribution, a subsidiary of the Newen Group, has appointed Malika Abdellaoui as the company’s managing director.

In her new role, Abdellaoui is responsible for helping producers secure presales with foreign broadcasters and contributing to projects with gap financing. She began her career in 1999 at Disney Channel France as head of acquisitions before becoming head of multi-territory acquisitions for EMEA at The Walt Disney Company. In 2011, Abdellaoui was hired as deputy director of TV sales by EuropaCorp Group, where she oversaw European co-productions.

Christophe Nobileau, deputy CEO of Newen and CEO of Newen Distribution, stated: “With Malika Abdellaoui’s arrival, our objective is to reach a new level by building key partnerships with producers who have international projects. She is taking the lead of a successful team driven by a strong entrepreneurial spirit. I wish Malika tremendous success in her new position.”