Jetpack Distribution has appointed Sophie Prigent to the newly created role of sales director.
As sales director, Prigent will be responsible for selling Jetpack’s catalog of shows across all French-speaking territories, Central Eastern Europe, Greece, Middle East, Africa, Latin America and U.S. Hispanic. She will be based in Paris and report to Jetpack’s CEO, Dominic Gardiner.
Prigent previously served as territory manager at DHX Media, where she worked remotely from various locations across the globe, including Dubai, Istanbul, Prague, Warsaw, Budapest, Johannesburg and Tel Aviv.
She began her career in kids’ television in 2010 with Cookie Jar, where she stayed until the company was bought by DHX Media. Prior to that, Prigent worked in the music industry for VMA.
Gardiner said: “We’re delighted to welcome Sophie to the Jetpack team. Our business is expanding, and we always look to ensure a great service for our buyers and producers. Kido has tremendous experience and in-depth knowledge of many of the countries where she will be finding homes for our shows.”
Prigent added: “I have been admiring Jetpack’s fantastic catalog and exponential growth in recent times. It’s a dynamic business and I am looking forward to being part of its next phase.”