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Jetpack expands overseas with new sales director

The global distributor is bringing on former DHX Media territory manager Sophie Prigent for the newly created role of sales director.
February 11, 2019

Jetpack is expanding its international reach and hiring Sophie Prigent as its new sales director.

Prigent, who will be based in Paris and report directly to CEO Dominic Gardiner, will manage distribution across all French speaking territories, Central and Eastern Europe, Greece, the Middle East, Africa, LatAm and USH, for a catalogue that includes Daisy & Ollie, Kitty is Not a Cat, Talking Tom and Friends, and Oswaldo.

She is coming on board after working with DHX in Dubai, Istanbul, Prague and Tel Aviv as a territory manager. Prior to that, Prigent began her career in children’s TV in 2010 working with Cookie Jar Entertainment until it was acquired by DHX media in 2012.

This hire comes as Jetpack’s has signing a host of new deals, recently picking up the distribution rights for its first slate of feature films, and inking a raft of broadcast deals across Asia.

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