FremantleMedia International Hires for U.S. Sales Post


NEW YORK: FremantleMedia International (FMI) has appointed Caroline Kusser to the newly created position of senior VP of sales and distribution for its U.S. arm.

Based in LA, Kusser will be tasked with further building FMI’s reputation in the region and maximizing opportunities for its 22,000 hours of content across linear, digital and home entertainment platforms in the U.S. market. She will report to Lisa Honig, FMI’s senior executive VP of television and digital distribution for North America.

Prior to joining FMI, Kusser set up Carokusser, a TV content distribution service whose clients included ZDF Enterprises. Kusser was also part of the Red Arrow International team for ten years, and in 2011 was relocated to LA to establish and build the group’s U.S. business.

Honig said, “Caroline’s vast experience, pivotal drama distribution knowledge and exceptional relationships in the U.S. will play an important part in FMI’s U.S. expansion strategy and push into high-end drama. With teams in both New York and LA, a well-established history of sales across multiple genres and long-standing client relationships, we’re in a good position to take our business up to the next level and Caroline’s understanding of this key market will help us to achieve further success.”

Kusser added, “It’s a really exciting time for FMI. I’m looking forward to joining its U.S. team and helping to further enhance its reputation across the region.”