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FremantleMedia Global Drama appoints Vesper as Executive Vice President

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MUMBAI: FremantleMedia, has announced the appointment of Christian Vesper as Executive Vice President, Creative Director, Global Drama. His job responsibilities will involve working closely FremantleMedia’s production companies as a development partner with a focus on bolstering the international scripted development slate. He will have the platform to connect leading international writers, producers, directors and actors with FremantleMedia’s production teams to develop high quality scripted programming. He will also have liberty to develop his own project. Vesper will report to FremantleMedia’s Director of Global Drama, Sarah Doole, while maintaining a base in both London and New York. 

Christian Vesper said, “I’ve been a fan of Sarah Doole and the FremantleMedia team for quite some time. I’m impressed by what they’ve done in the drama space to date and can’t wait to continue this work with them. FremantleMedia has real global ambition with some of the best creative talent in the business around the world, and I look forward to helping bring FremantleMedia’s vision for drama to global broadcasters and audiences.”

The director of the house is delighted to have Christian on board. Expressing the same, Global Drama FremantleMedia director Sarah Doole, added: “It’s a real coup to have Christian join FremantleMedia’s Global Drama team. He is one of the most creative and editorially talented drama executives working in the business today, with a contact book that is brimming with the industry’s best-known and most-respected names. I’m thrilled that he’s joining us, and know he will bring his brilliant experience and expertise to the role, helping us to build our international drama portfolio even further.”

Vesper is a highly experienced media executive with a track record in identifying projects with broad international appeal and developing highly successful partnerships. He holds a long list of experience with 14 years at Sundance TV. His credits include The Last Panthers, with Sky Atlantic and CANAL+; Rebellion, with Zodiak Rights, RTÉ and Touchpaper TV; The A Word, with BBC One and Keshet and the critically acclaimed Deutschland 83 with UFA Fiction and FremantleMedia.

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