Fremantle International today announced the promotion of Rebecca Dundon to the role of Senior Vice President, Scripted Content, and welcomes Jill Kellie to the team in the newly created role of Director of Acquisitions, Scripted Content, reporting into Rebecca.
The development of the team follows a projection of strong growth in global content production by Fremantle International’s CEO Jens Richter. Recent investment successes include the critically acclaimed The Responder, Italian dystopian drama Anna, German coming of age series We Children of Bahnhof Zoo, Spanish-language mystery La Jauria, thriller No Man’s Land and South African crime drama Reyka plus the recently announced ground-breaking three-year partnership agreement with new production creative alliance, The Creatives.
Commenting on the development of the team, Jens Richter, CEO, Fremantle International said: “Rebecca’s expertise in deal making and development has helped elevate our business to deliver a number of exceptional projects over the past few years and the addition of Jill to the team will ensure that we continue to deliver exceptional programming to the market.”
Rebecca will continue to oversee all scripted programming for Fremantle International and widens her remit to the development of new funding models plus the expansion of the company’s creative connections and producer reach.
Rebecca Dundon, SVP of Scripted Content said: “Following a slew of successful scripted investments and new partnerships in 2021, the creation of this role reflects Fremantle’s continued appetite and desire to expand our business and bring in additional expertise to help bolster our ever-growing Drama pipeline. Jill has a wealth of experience across all genres, is an innovative deal maker and has a strong producer network, making her the perfect fit for this role and our ambitions in this space.”
On her new role Jill Kellie, Director of Acquisitions commented:” Fremantle’s ambitions in global drama are really exciting and I’m delighted to join the team, working with a wealth of talented production companies to help realise this.”
Rebecca has been with Fremantle for six years, previously holding the title of VP Scripted Content. She has also held positions at BBC Studios, Shine International and Shed Media Group. Jill has previously worked as a Global Scripted Consultant for ITV Studios Global Distribution and Commercial Director, BBC Earth for BBC Studios.