David’s strong track record across genres, formats and streaming platforms will bolster Fox's growth plans.
Fox Entertainment Global (FEG) has appointed David Smyth as EVP of content sales, with the responsibility for worldwide distribution.
Smyth, who was the former CEO of UK distributor Beyond Rights, will also oversee domestic off-platform sales for programming produced by Fox Entertainment’s in-house studios, including Fox Alternative Entertainment, Fox Entertainment Studios, Studio Ramsay Global, Bento Box Entertainment, MarVista Entertainment and TMZ, as well as a slate of content from Tubi, FOX’s AVOD streaming service. Based in London and reporting to FEG COO Tony Vassiliadis, Smyth will officially assume his role at FEG in January 2024.
Most recently, Smyth served as a consultant to Fox Entertainment Studios on international scripted co-production and development partnerships.
Smyth will continue to work with Thorn in his new role, identifying and cultivating international co-production partnerships. He will also collaborate with Allison Wallach, the company’s president of unscripted programming, on international unscripted formats.
Speaking on the appointment, Vassiliadis said: “With FEG’s portfolio continuing to expand with scripted, animated and unscripted programming, along with a slate of content from Tubi, David’s firm grasp across all genres and formats, as well as a strong track record of launching streaming platforms and an innovative approach to business, uniquely aligns with FEG’s entrepreneurial and collaborative spirit.”
Smyth’s appointment rounds out FEG CEO Fernando Szew’s senior leadership team, which is led by Vassiliadis, who is responsible for overseeing all business operations for the company. They are joined by Deena Stern, SVP, marketing and communications; Lori Bernstein, SVP, business and legal affairs; and Michol Hatwan, VP, strategy and operations.