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Andrew Sime Named Head of Format Sales at Newen Connect


Newen Connect has appointed Andrew Sime, who previously held roles at Banijay Rights and Global Agency, as head of format sales.

Sime will be working closely with Newen’s production companies, including Tuvalu, De Mensen and Izen, and also its broadcaster partner/shareholder TF1 to maximize international potential and exploitation of unscripted formats. He will be responsible for selling all Newen Connect’s factual-entertainment and entertainment formats globally.

In addition, he will work with Newen’s existing sales team to develop its scripted format sales strategy to monetize new and existing IP. Sime is reporting to Leona Connell, executive VP of distribution.

Connell said: “I am delighted to welcome Andrew to the Newen Connect team. Andrew’s experience in formats is very extensive as is his knowledge of the international marketplace. Newen Connect is growing rapidly, and we needed someone as experienced as Andrew to work closely with our producers, the programming team at TF1 and our existing sales team. We look forward to taking Newen’s growing activity in format sales to the next steps.”

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