Jennifer Mullin Becomes Sole CEO of FremantleMedia North America


Some changes have been made within the leadership at FremantleMedia North America (FMNA), which will now be led by Jennifer Mullin as the sole CEO.

Mullin will assume full responsibility for the region’s overall management and business performance, leading the development, production and business operations. For the past two years, she has been co-CEO of FMNA, alongside Craig Cegielski.

Cegielski will step away from his role as co-CEO of FMNA in order to focus on relaunching Open Circle Entertainment. He will remain attached to American Gods as an executive producer, a show he nurtured through development and production.

FremantleMedia CEO Cecile Frot-Coutaz said: “FremantleMedia North America is in brilliant shape. Our unscripted output continues to enjoy outstanding success, strengthened further by the return next season of American Idol, and, in American Gods, we have one of the most critically-acclaimed and talked about new dramas of the year. I am thrilled Jennifer will remain at the helm of FMNA, leading the business to even greater heights. Craig has lovingly steered American Gods from page to screen, delivering one of the most successful series launches in recent years. I’m delighted that he will help to lead the second series, which promises to raise the bar even further.”

Mullin said: “I have enjoyed working alongside Craig for the last two years. He has done an amazing job shepherding American Gods to screen and building a dynamic scripted department. While I will miss working side by side, I look forward to our ongoing collaboration on American Gods. I am so excited about what’s ahead for FMNA and I am thankful to Cecile for her continued support, as well as to our talented and passionate team that are the heartbeat of our company.”

Cegielski added: “Taking American Gods from a beloved novel to groundbreaking series has been extremely gratifying. The whole experience has reignited my passion for producing bespoke scripted content. I’ve enjoyed my collaboration with Jennifer and entrust the dedicated scripted team to carry on the bold and innovative storytelling we’ve established at Fremantle.”