Blanco to head On Pictures’ TV sales

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Exec Alberto Blanco has been tapped as head of TV sales at the recently-launched Spanish indie distribber-producer On Pictures.

On Pictures forms part of Zeta Audiovisual, the film arm of the Zeta Group, one of Spain’s biggest publishing congloms.

A former exec at pic production house Jose Frade P.C., Blanco is the latest addition to On Pictures’ growing exec linep which has Agustin Vitorica as its general manager, Gerardo Silva as the director of film and video, Elisa Martin de Blas as head of acquisitions and international sales and Juan Morali as head of marketing.

Focusing on the purchase of mainstream pics, On Pictures made its market bow at November’s American Film Market, where it closed negotiations with Lions Gate on its first pickup for Spain, drama “Hotel Rwanda” toplining Don Cheadle.

On plans to release “Hotel” in Spain early next year.

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