Beverly Hills, California – December 12, 2011 – Beverly Hills-based Shankly Entertainment has announced a significant expansion of its international distribution division. The global TV production and distribution company has more than tripled its sales force, most notably with the hire of Lee Ettinger, Senior Vice President/Head of Worldwide Distribution.
Mr. Ettinger joins Shankly from Trillian Entertainment, a subsidiary of Media 8 Entertainment, where he was Head of Distribution. He will oversee all worldwide sales of Shankly’s library of 2,500+ hours of TV programming, and will report to CEO, David E. Brenner.
“We’re very excited to have landed such an experienced and talented executive to head up our distribution division,” said Brenner. “This is the first important step in a wide-ranging corporate expansion, which will continue well into 2012.”
Lee Ettinger is the most senior among six new hires at the company’s distribution arm over the past month, which include the appointment of Directors of Worldwide Distribution for North America and Asia.
About Shankly Productions:
Based in London and Beverly Hills, Shankly Entertainment is a subsidiary of the Libra Group (www.libra.com), a privately-owned global conglomerate which has 20 offices across four continents. The group’s businesses are primarily focused on shipping, aviation, hospitality, renewable energy and real estate. Shankly Entertainment has created TV programming for Sky Channel, National Geographic, Travel Channel, Fox Reality, ABC Family and others. The company’s international distribution wing is a respected presence in the foreign TV marketplace and represents 2,500+ hours of Award-winning TV programming, including long-running series on Spike, Lifetime, Fuel, Fox, Discovery, Versus, Speed, National Geographic and many more.