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Written by Daniel Kirby on 23rd February 2016

Searchlight recently caught up with Ilana, who we helped secure a position as Legal and Business Affairs Executive at Content Media last year. Here's what she's been up to:


'My new role at Content Media is proving to be really enjoyable, the company has a great working environment with an enthusiastic, dedicated team of people. It’s also growing rapidly, with a global network of offices and constantly expanding portfolio of great content.

I came to the role five months ago after working at Channel 4, BBC and Endemol. This position is a lot more specialised than my previous roles, giving me the opportunity to focus solely on sales and distribution.

Content Media has a huge catalogue of multi-genre film and TV titles, from British hit dramas Line of Duty and The Syndicate to critically-acclaimed non-fiction content from Academy Award winning director Alex Gibney.

My role in the Legal and Business Affairs department is to work with the Sales team as they license these titles to broadcasters and platforms around the world, drafting and negotiating contracts for distribution rights. I ensure that we have the rights for the team to license, that there are no other deals preventing these rights being sold, and that each deal maximises the international potential of Content’s new and library titles.

It has been a steep learning curve and, with such a dynamic company and team, as well as a constantly evolving market, it’s the perfect place to further my career in international distribution.'