Biz vets tapped to lead Team’s new int’l subsid

Pair to head up global business development

Producer/distribber Team Communications has established a new subsidiary, Team Intl. Distribution, and has hired industry vets Larry Friedricks and Paula Fierman as co-presidents of the division.

The moves follow the establishment of Team Entertainment Germany, to be headed by Sebastian Lentz, and the recently completed acquisition of Dandelion Distribution in the U.K.

To be based at Team’s corporate business office in L.A., Friedricks and Fierman will oversee the international sales and distribution activities worldwide. They will also be responsible for global business development and distribution of Team’s drama and reality series through co-production and partnerships.

Familiar partners

Friedricks and Fierman have worked as a team for 15 years, including stints at Fries Entertainment, Kushner-Locke and Jones Intercable. Most recently they ran Paular, their own pre-sales and marketing firm.

“Having successfully launched several public companies’ international sales divisions, Friedricks and Fierman have earned their well-deserved reputations and have solidified close working relationships with major broadcasters throughout Europe, the U.S. and around the world,” Team chairman and CEO Drew Levin said.

Team has been quoted on the NASDAQ since July 1998 and on the German OTC Markt since April.