Exec VP to oversee international TV distribution
BERLIN — German distribution group Telepool has promoted Irina Ignatiew to exec VP, international.Ignatiew, who has served as VP of international sales and program controlling since 2006, will now oversee Telepool’s international TV distribution. She will be assisted by Marlene Fritz, who was named her deputy manager. Before moving to Telepool last year, Ignatiew amassed over a decade’s experience in international distribution, beginning with at Trimark Pictures and Lionsgate Entertainment in Los Angeles and then at Munich-based Tandem Communications and TV-Loonland. Telepool is one of the leading European distribution companies, with a portfolio of both theatrical and TV fare, including programming from leading German broadcasters ARD and RTL Television.