Longtime Fremantle director Amelia Brown has been appointed the new CEO of Fremantle UK, where she will oversee the strategic direction of the group’s UK business functions, as well as the output of the Fremantle Brit labels Thames, Talkback, Naked.
Label 1, producers of Hopital, World’s Collide: The Manchester Bombingmajority-owned by Fremantle will also report to Brown.
Brown has been with the manufacturing giant for 20 years, most recently as managing director of British label Thames. She has been a major creative force for many of the group’s biggest hits, including Britain has talent And The X Factor and was instrumental in strengthening Thames programming and expanding its scripted production outfit into the world of reality television with shows like Too hot to handle for Netflix and the upcoming entertainment show Mama Mia! I have a dream for ITV. Her successor to MD of Thames will be announced shortly.
“I am delighted to be taking on this role to lead the UK and I am beyond proud and excited to champion our incredible people and best-in-class programming,” said Jennifer Mullin, Group CEO of Fremantle, in a statement. statement announcing Brown’s nomination. .
Brown replaces Simon Andreae, who stepped down as CEO in April 2023.
Fremantle’s UK scripted label Euston Films will report to Christian Vesper, CEO of Global Drama, while recent acquisitions 72 Films and Wildstar Films will continue to report to their individual boards.