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Miramax Hires Former Netflix Executive

2 Apr, 2013 By: Erik Gruenwedel

Emily Briggs

Distributor hires Emily Briggs, former director of content acquisition with Netflix, along with two other sales executives

Miramax April 2 said it named Emily Briggs VP of digital sales. Briggs most recently was director of content acquisition with Netflix. She reports to Beth Minehart, EVP of global digital, in Santa Monica, Calif.

Miramax also added two sales executives to its global television and digital market sales team in response to the growing distribution of digital entertainment online.

Richard Tulk-Hart joined as SVP, head of TV sales for Europe, Middle East and Africa (“EMEA”), reporting to Minehart and Joe Patrick, EVP of worldwide television at Miramax. Jo Sherlock joined as VP of TV sales EMEA, reporting to Tulk-Hart.

All appointments are effective immediately. Both Sherlock and Tulk-Hart are based at Miramax’s London sales office.

“As viewing platforms and fans of high-quality content flourish around the world, demand for Miramax content will continue to grow,” Patrick said in a statement.

Minehart said Miramax remains “deeply focused” on working with digital platforms, which continue to grow and present opportunities for the distributor’s content.

“We welcome Emily, who brings strong acumen in this dynamic space, to the digital sales group,” Minehart said.

Before joining Miramax, Tulk-Hart was VP of TV sales for Fremantle Media in the EMEA region. Sherlock was head of business development for BT Sport and BT Vision. While at The Walt Disney Co., Sherlock served as director of media distribution EMEA — Disney ABC ESPN Television.

The Miramax library holds more than 700 films, including Pulp Fiction; Good Will Hunting; The English Patient; Kill Bill Volume I and II; Life Is Beautiful; Reservoir Dogs; Sex, Lies and Videotape; Cinema Paradiso; and My Left Foot.

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