DRG grows Hedges role

UK-based distributor DRG has promoted Noel Hedges to a new role of executive VP, content.

Noel HedgesFormer Cineflix and Shine International exec Hedges joined DRG just over a year ago, as TBI revealed at the time, to become head of acquisitions.

In his new post, he will oversee DRG’s content strategy, be responsible for key acquisitions and long-term development deals, and will also manage distribution funds from DRG’s owner, Modern Times Group.

“Following investment from MTG last year, DRG are in a very strong position to continue to grow their unique offering as an expert distributor of world class content across factual, fiction and formats,” said company COO Richard Halliwell.

“Noel has been instrumental in ensuring we have incredible content to offer broadcasters and has established strong relationships with some of the best creative talent from around the world.”

MTG bought DRG in July 2013, and later made it a part of the Nice Entertainment Group, which was acquired later that year.

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