FME Adds Andrew Berman as VP Intl. Distribution

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Sales, marketing and distribution veteran Andrew Berman has joined FremantleMedia Enterprises in the newly created role of VP international distribution for children’s and family entertainment.

Berman joins the company effective immediately and will be based in Los Angeles, where he will report to the head of children’s and family entertainment, Sander Schwartz.

“The children’s portfolio that Sander and the FME team have developed in just a year and a half is a solid foundation to work from,” said Berman. “I am thrilled to join FME in this new role, and look forward to bringing our family of quality shows and franchises to audiences worldwide.”

Berman brings more than 20 years of experience FME. Most recently, he oversaw media consultancy firm ARB International, which specialized in providing consultation for the marketing and distribution of entertainment programming to all respective media. Previous to that he was executive VP and GM of TMS Entertainment, one of the leading animation producers in Japan. Prior to TMS, Berman was executive VP at IDT Entertainment, and he also has held executive distribution posts at Harvey Entertainment, New World Pictures and MGM.

“We are delighted to welcome Andy to the FME family,” said Schwartz. “His knowledge and experience with global sales and distribution will be key in delivering programming to kids, teen and family markets, and I am confident he will be a great asset to our team as we grow this division.”