Speaker Jens Richter

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Jens Richter

CEO Commercial and International


Jens Richter is Chief Executive Officer, International, Fremantle.

Richter oversees the global distribution of Fremantle’s finished programme catalogue and the company’s international content and acquisitions strategy. He also oversees Fremantle’s growing FAST channel D2C business and leads the international team who are based in ten local sales offices around the world.

Since joining the business in 2014, Richter has strengthened the business’ slate through the acquisition and development of scripted programming and high-end factual programming. He also has driven activity in the co-financing and co-production space, with examples including Planet Sex No Man’s Land a co-production between Haut et Court TV, Masha, Spiro Films and Fremantle for Arte and Hulu which sold to 114 territories and commissioned for a second season and Arctic Drift (UFA and Wild Blue Media) which sold to 170 territories around the world and won the 2022 Grierson Best Documentary Award.

Richter joined the business from Red Arrow Studios where he was Group Director and MD of Red Arrow Entertainment Group (RAEG). He was instrumental in building RAEG into a global production and distribution group. Richter was also MD of Red Arrow International (RAI), he was responsible for packaging and co-financing drama series, overall representation deals and extended the business into the digital space.

Speaking on: Spotlight: Fremantle

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