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Emanuela Spinetta has been tapped managing director of Producciones Fremantle, FremantleMedia’s production unit in Spain.

Fremantle is owned by the RTL Group.

Spinetta joins Fremantle in Spain after having launched several formats — “Furore” (Night Fever), “Beato tra la donne” (Man O Man) — for the company via Italian op Grundy Italia. She will continue as managing director, light entertainment, Grundy Italia.

This is a further sign of RTL’s intention to energize its Spanish operations, having announced its decision to maintain its 17% in broadcaster Antena 3 after its sale by Telefonica to Planeta/DeAgostini.

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