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15 Jan 2018

KEW MEDIA GROUP APPOINTS JENNIFER ASKIN TO LEAD US AND LAT AM SALES BUSINESS

Leading global distributor Kew Media Group (“Kew”) today announces the appointment of Jennifer Askin as Vice President of Sales, Distribution for US and Latin America.  Jennifer will report to Jonathan Ford, Executive Vice President of Sales, Distribution.

Jennifer will be responsible for sales of all Kew Media [Distribution] content across all genres (including feature films) to US and LatAm buyers on a regional and pan regional basis. Jennifer replaces Diana Zakis who is relocating and will lead sales team members Alfonso Lopez, Sales Manager, and Hannah Nailor, Sales & Distribution Coordinator.

With nearly 20 years of experience in the television industry, Jennifer joins Kew Media Group’s distribution arm after six years at Askin & Company, Inc., an entertainment consulting firm specialising in content programming, marketing and distribution. During this time she worked with a range of distribution companies and independent production companies. From 2009 to 2012 Jennifer held the role of Director of International Sales at Alfred Haber Distribution and continued working with the company as a consultant up until her appointment at Kew. Jennifer also brings a wealth of further programming sales experience to the role, having held a broadcast and digital sales manager post at 4Kids Entertainment before joining Alfred Haber Distribution. Before working in content distribution, Jennifer spent seven years in network and cable news, with roles at NBC News, MSNBC, and ABC News.

Jonathan Ford, Executive Vice President of Distribution for Kew Media Group, said, “I’m very happy to welcome Jennifer to the team at this exciting stage of growth for Kew Media. With her extensive experience and contacts as well as her drive and passion for first class entertainment, she is a fantastic addition to our busy sales team. I would also like to thank Diana Zakis for her dedication to the role and her continued commitment to driving our distribution business forward. We wish her all the best for the future.”

Jennifer Askin added, “This is a fantastic opportunity to work with a first-class distribution team in delivering top-quality content to broadcasters and platforms throughout the US and Latin America, and I’m thrilled to be joining Kew. Kew has a great reputation on the global stage, driven by their ongoing collaborations with some of the world’s most renowned producers, and I’m looking forward to building further on the success of its diverse catalogue of multi-genre programming in the region.” 

Jennifer’s appointment is made during a significant period of expansion for Kew Media Group Inc, which hired renowned industry executive Carrie Stein as Executive Vice President, Global Scripted Series in November 2017.

 

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT:

Katie Froggatt

The Lippin Company

Email: london@lippingroup.com            

Tel: +44 (0) 20 3008 5406

 

About KEW MEDIA GROUP INC. 

Kew Media Group produces and acquires more than 1,000 hours of new multi-genre content every year and distributes Kew’s catalogue of film, television and digital assets to more than 150 countries worldwide on almost every available viewing platform. Kew Media Group distributes a library of more than 10,000 hours of TV and digital content including major drama series, non-fiction entertainment, special event programming, kids’ series, TV movies and mini-series.

For more information, please visit the Company’s website at www.kewmedia.com