Vice President, International Sales, Vivendi Entertainment
Head of Sales, Acquisitions and International Relations, Reshet.tv
VP of Formats, Banijay Rights
Damien Started his career in 2003 with Factual entertainment prod/distrib company AMPERSAND, in Paris where he held a position of manager of international sales to CEE and then gradually extended its remit to Asia the MEA. In 2008, he moved to Los Angeles and graduated with an MBA from Pepperdine in 2010. At the same time, he started working in the format business with a position at Sony, with the format development and acquisition team. In 2010, he joined FOX LOOK as an executive manager in charge of format distribution, working on sales of shows such as “Temptation Island”, “Beauty and the Geek”, “The Swan”, etc.
In mid-2011, Damien partnered up with Matthieu Porte (former head of format sales and acquisitions at ZODIAK) to launch CAN’T STOP media, a format distribution boutique based in London. In addition to the distribution of content, the activity extended to consulting activity & new format development (launches including “MUM OF THE WEEK”). The relationship strengthening with the Canal+ Group, CAN’T STOP was ultimately acquired by Vivendi in 2015 to be integrated as a new internal unit: VIVENDI ENTERTAINMENT.
At VE, Damien is Vice President, in charge of international sales and business development and currently is working on titles including GUESS MY AGE, COUPLE OR NOT?, SLAM, FACING THE CLASSROOM, etc.
Andrew Sime joined international distributor Banijay Rights in 2013, tasked with maximising the company’s format sales around the world. With a particular focus on Asia and Central and Eastern Europe, Andrew works both with Banijay Group companies, and companies outside the Group footprint, to help theglobal rollout of major entertainment brands such as Child Support, Ladette To Lady and Wife Swap.
Prior to joining Banijay Rights, Andrew was Head of Acquisitions at Global Agency, and held acquisitions and research roles at Endemol International and 2waytraffic (Sony Pictures Television).
Nelly Feld heads up Reshet Media's International Department since October 2017. The previous five years Nelly was managing Keshet International's European distribution and operations. Before she moved to Israel Nelly studied law at the University of Vienna and at King's College London with a specialization in Intellectual Property. During her time in England she worked for the legal departments of big entertainment companies such as NBC Universal and Warner Brothers.