A+E Networks International said it hired Moreyba Bidessie as director of scripted development and sales.
The move comes as A+E Networks launches internationally focused co-productions.
Bidessie, previously scripted acquisitions manager at Sky Vision, will be based in London and charged with developing a scripted acquisitions strategy to complement the slate of original scripted projects from A+E Studios with new international co-productions. Bidessie will make development deals with talent and manage the development and production of all shows in which A+E Networks is invested as a co-producer.
“Moreyba Bidessie is a talented acquisitions executive whose wealth of experience in effectively sourcing and developing scripted projects for commercial success across the international marketplace will play a significant role in our continued growth in the scripted co-production space,” said Richard Tulk-Hart, managing director, international content sales and co-productions at A+E Networks. “We look forward to her attracting even more top producers and important projects to fuel A+E Networks’ international pipeline of scripted fare that resonates with viewers around the globe.”
Bidessie will report to Tulk-Hart.