Global production powerhouse Fremantle has promoted Christian Vesper to CEO of Global Drama.
In his newly created role, Vesper will oversee and seek to build upon Fremantle’s already large portfolio of script production companies, which includes Italy’s Wildside (My Brilliant Friend, Eight Mountains), Lux Vide (Medici , Devils) , and apartment (Bones and All, The Hand of God), Denmark’s Miso Films (Face to Face, The Investigation), and Ireland’s Element Pictures ( Favorite , ordinary people ).
Vesper will also oversee Fremantle’s roster of talent collaborations and deals, including a new collaboration with Chernobyl directors Johan Renck and Michael Paret Founded production company Sinestra, Michael Winterbottom’s Revolution Films, Afua Hirsch’s Born In Me, and Fremantle’s three-year deal with independent production group The Creatives.
He will report directly to Andrea Scrosati, Fremantle Group Chief Operating Officer and Continental Europe CEO.
Vesper and his team will be based in London and will continue to work closely with Fremantle’s Regional Heads of Drama in all regions where Fremantle operates including UFA in Germany, Fremantle in Australia, Israel’s Local giants like Abot Hameiri and Mexico’s Fremantle.
“Our scripting ecosystem is even stronger with the acquisitions of Element Pictures and Lux Vide,” Scrosati said in a statement. “[Vesper’s] new role is part of the new organizational structure we are setting up to best support our great family of producers.”
Vesper points to Freemantle’s Theatrical output has exploded over the past few years, from projects to 100 2022 in the item. “I can’t wait to continue the growth and quality journey,” he noted.
Vesper joined Fremantle on 100 as Executive Vice President and Creative Director of Global Drama and was promoted on President, Global Theatre. He was previously head of theater at Sundance Television, overseeing Jane Campion’s Top of the Lake and Hugo Bleecker in honor of other works Ms. . Vesper has previously held roles at HBO, October Films and USA Film.