EXCLUSIVE: The German studio Leonine has hired former NBCU and Sky manager Patrick Phelan as Director of World Sales.
Phelan will oversee all international sales activities of the licensing unit of the growing studio and report to Christiane Goldberg, Senior Vice President License Sales.
Phelan was previously Director of Sales Liaison at NBCU, Vice President of Sales at Sky Vision, Vice President of Sales at Sonar Entertainment, Senior Sales Manager at Tandem Communications / Studiocanal and Senior Sales Manager at EM.Entertainment.
He has sold series including Emmy winners Chernobyl, Tom Hardy Star taboo and Ken Follet adaptation The pillars of the earthand Leonine will work on film and television.
Christiane Goldberg, SVP License Sales, said: “With Patrick Phelan we are delighted to be able to welcome a colleague with such outstanding international market experience to our team. With him we will further expand our international presence in the license business and thus contribute to the further successful internationalization of Leonine Studios. “
Phelan commented, “The prospect of being part of the dynamic growth story of Leonine Studios is very exciting for me. Leonine Studios stands for premium content and has a number of great projects in the pipeline that are very attractive for the international market. I am very much looking forward to using my experience and networks to contribute to the success of this new content. “