The promotion will see Us expand his remit to both scripted and non-scripted format sales in Turkey.
Fremantle International has promoted Amac Us to SVP Distribution and Sales, Middle East, Africa and South Eastern Europe. He will be based in Dubai.
Since joining Fremantle in 2015, Us has continued to be integral to the company’s finished tape business. This promotion will see Us now expand his remit to both scripted and non-scripted format sales in Turkey.
His recent deals include taking a Turkish adaption of Supermarket Sweep to free to air channel Star TV. Produced by Global Produksiyon the gameshow format premiered on July 26, fronted by comedian Ufuk Ozkan with an initial order of 60 episodes.
Also in Turkey, Acun Medya has licensed comedy format Man Stroke Woman for SVOD service Exxen. With an order of 12 episodes, this Turkish version will be written and directed by Comedian Hasan Can Kaya, who recently signed an exclusive talent deal with Exxen. Production is set to begin later this summer.
Speaking about the promotion, Anahita Kheder, EVP EMEA, Formats & Licensing, International, said: “Amac continues to excel at his role in Fremantle and this promotion is in recognition of his incredible and relentless efforts over the years in very challenging times and markets. He’s a tenacious dealmaker, fantastic at building and fostering relationships, and a great team player.”
Amac Us, SVP Distribution and Sales, Middle East, Africa and South Eastern Europe, added: “It’s been a great joy and privilege being part of the Fremantle family over the past six years and being able to develop as an individual and work with a multi-genre catalogue with such breadth and depth. I look forward to taking on new responsibilities and further strengthening our presence in the Turkish market.”