Alix Wiseman has joined Toronto-based 9 Story Media Group as VP of business development and acquisitions.
Wiseman served as head of sales and acquisitions at UK-based Aardman Animations until last week, when it was announced she had left the company and was to be replaced by the studio’s senior sales manager, Alison Taylor.
In the newly created role, Wiseman will be responsible for leading distribution and acquisitions efforts for 9 Story in Europe, the Middle East and Africa. She will focus on acquiring new content from Europe and greenlighting projects with European broadcasters. Based in the UK, she will report to 9 Story’s chief strategy officer Natalie Osborne.
9 Story’s VP of business development Claudia Scott-Hansen will continue to lead distribution efforts in the Americas and Asia.
Wiseman joined Aardman in 2006, where she set up the studio’s distribution division and led acquisition efforts. Prior to joining Aardman, Wiseman also worked at Channel 4 Television and Entertainment Rights.