Fox Look has strengthened its executive suite, adding a pair of industry veterans.
The unit of Fox Networks Group, specializing in international licensing and production of unscripted programming, has named Stephen Wong as senior vice president, business development and operations, and Glen Hansen, vice president of sales.
In his new post, Wong, most recently with Morning Star Entertainment, is responsible for guiding Fox Look's business operations by creating and maintaining crucial relationships with such clients as international broadcasters and producers, and format creators. He will also play an integral role in identifying and negotiating possible production partnership deals in various territories outside the U.S.
At Morning Star since February 2009, Wong provided various levels of executive business and legal affairs expertise in the areas of acquisitions, distribution, sponsorship, licensing, and production services in connection with unscripted and scripted show development, formats
Wong's career has also included stints in executive roles at GRB Entertainment, Sony Pictures Television, International Productions, Fuse Network, Mark Burnett Productions, Creative Contraband, Inc. and F/AME, Inc.
Starting at Fox Look on Sept. 1, Hansen will lead a new global sales team that will work closely with representatives of Twentieth Century Fox Television Distribution to license Fox Look properties. Hansen will oversee the sales of both formats and finished products in the unscripted genre.
Hansen joins Fox Look after serving as senior vice president of sales and programming acquisitions for Target Entertainment Group (UK) since 2006. Based in Santa Monica, Calif, he was responsible for all finished tape, format (non-scripted and scripted) sales, and programming acquisition activity for the USA (West Coast), Australia and New Zealand.
From 2001 until joining Target Entertainment Group, Hansen was vice president of sales for Granada International (UK), directing sales in Australia, New Zealand, Japan, and Korea. As vice president of sales for ITEL (UK) from 1994-2001, he raised co-production financing and secured finished program sales across the U.S., Asia, Latin America, Australia and New Zealand.
"Fox Look is off to a great start and the additions of Stephen Wong and Glen Hansen, along with our development executive Noel Siegel, will strengthen our efforts around the world," said Fox Look president David Lyle, to whom the duo will report, in announcing the hires. "Stephen has demonstrated ingenuity and vision across a wide spectrum of entertainment platforms, and Glen is a tremendously experienced international entertainment sales executive with a proven record of achievement."
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