EXCLUSIVE: FremantleMedia International has hired former Red Arrow International exec Caroline Kusser as SVP, Sales and Distribution of a U.S. arm. The newly combined position will see a exec formed in LA and stating to New York-based SEVP of Television Digital Distribution for North America, Lisa Honig. Kusser was before SVP of Red Arrow North America from 2011.
Her new post will be to build FMI’s code in a segment and to maximize opportunities for a company’s 22,000 hours of calm opposite linear, digital and home party platforms. Fremantle licenses such array as a arriving The Young Pope (whose producer, Wildside, was recently acquired by FremantleMedia); a Got Talent and X-Factor formats; Storage Wars; and Deadliest Catch. It also recently combined Luther creator Neil Cross’ subsequent project, Hard Sun as partial of an increasing concentration on drama.
Kusser’s other prior positions embody carrying set adult calm placement use Carokusser, whose clients enclosed ZDF Enterprises. She was partial of a Red Arrow International group for 10 years, relocating to LA in 2011 to settle a group’s U.S. business. Before that, she hold roles during Bavaria Media Television, peppermint and Beta Film in Germany.
Honig said, “Caroline’s immeasurable experience, pivotal play placement believe and well-developed relations in a U.S. will play an critical partial in FMI’s U.S. enlargement plan and pull into high-end drama. With teams in both New York and LA, a timeless story of sales opposite mixed genres and long-standing customer relationships, we’re in a good position to take a business adult to a subsequent turn and Caroline’s bargain of this pivotal marketplace will assistance us to grasp serve success.”
Kusser added, “It’s a unequivocally sparkling time for FMI. I’m looking brazen to fasten a U.S. group and assisting to serve raise a repute opposite a region.”