Oz’s Becker Group starts L.A.-based int’l sales arm

Australian producer/distrib the Becker Group has launched an international TV sales arm based in L.A.

Chief exec Richard Becker said Wednesday that the foreign distrib, PRO Intl., will “maximize the opportunities for our clients and our companies.”

The L.A. company is headed by veteran distrib/producer David LaFolette.

Becker also announced that former Australian Broadcasting Corp. execs Stuart Scowcroft and Derek Pola have joined the board of the recently created TV production arm PRO Television.

Pola and Scowcroft will produce all the group’s corporate video work and beef up its output of lifestyle programs, docus and gameshows, said Becker.

The group’s other activities include film distribution through REP and film production through PRO Films and PRO Filmworks.

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