stage 2 sales & distribution consultant
John has 25 years’ experience in the media business focussed on the areas of content financing and exploitation, and has held senior executive roles for companies including BBC Worldwide, HIT Entertainment, IMG, RTL Disney, and Atlantic Production. He currently consults for producers, distributors, investors, and development agencies to assist in content financing, distribution, investment and corporate development. He is a seasoned sales and business affairs professional with excellent negotiation skills.
John is particularly experienced in children’s, factual, natural history, and formats content, having worked on brands including Bob the Builder, Teletubbies, Thomas & Friends, and the David Attenborough 3D Collection. His expertise is in production finance, rights evaluation and exploitation, multi-platform strategy, TV, home entertainment, digital and IMAX distribution as well as licensing for consumer products. Most recently he has been providing commercial and business affairs services to a leading producer of virtual reality experiences including David Attenborough’s Hold The World to be released in 2018.