Fremantle Hires for Unscripted


Fremantle has tapped Jimmy Fox as executive VP of unscripted development and sales for its U.S. operations.

Fox will oversee the company’s unscripted strategy, as well as the development and sales of original series in the unscripted genre. He joins from Religion of Sports (ROS). As part of a strategic partnership with that company, Fox will continue to provide executive producing services on Main Event Media’s existing slate of projects for ROS, and ROS and Fremantle will seek potential projects to partner on.

“We are thrilled that Jimmy is joining Fremantle to lead our creative efforts in unscripted,” said Jennifer Mullin, group CEO of Fremantle. “The possibilities are endless with an inspired executive like Jimmy. He is a highly regarded executive who offers a fresh creative vision, innovative ideas, and respected industry relationships.”

“I have long considered Fremantle to be the gold standard of the unscripted industry,” said Fox. “As both a creator and developer, to be partnered with a global powerhouse of best-in-class executors and storytellers is incredibly thrilling. I’m also grateful to have been able to facilitate this new partnership between Religion of Sports and Fremantle in the process.”

Religion of Sports’ CEO, Ameeth Sankaran, said: “Jimmy has developed an incredible slate of projects at Religion of Sports, and we are excited for him to bring these to the world as he ramps up with Fremantle. We are also excited to partner with Fremantle as they expand into new areas where we have established expertise.”

Meanwhile, Jayson Dinsmore is taking on a new role within the company. Serving as a consulting producer, Dinsmore will oversee the tentpole America’s Got Talent brand, including the upcoming season 19, which begins production next month.