Jimmy Humphrey is Head of Acquisitions at Passion Distribution. Jimmy is responsible for the continued development and management of the international pipeline, devising and implementing Passion Distribution’s content strategy and establishing relationships with rights owners and broadcasters. Passion Distribution specialises in popular quality programming and formats and works with some of the most talented producers in the UK and also represents many North American broadcasters and production companies. Passion Distribution also proudly distributes content from all Tinopolis Group companies including A Smith & Co. Productions, Daybreak Pictures, Firecracker, Mentorn Media, Magical Elves, and Pioneer Productions.
Jimmy began his career at FremantleMedia in 2005 working in the market research department to provide detailed analysis on programming and market trends. He then moved into the Worldwide Entertainment team at FremantleMedia, where he was responsible for acquiring formats for the 20+ production companies in the Group.
Following this, during a 3 year tenure at Banijay International, Jimmy was responsible for acquiring programmes and formats to feed the international pipeline, securing the rights to shows such as celebrity travel series Billy Connolly’s Tracks Across America (ITV), crime series 999: Killer on the Line (A&E) and medical ob-doc Outback ER (ABC), as well as brokering and managing exclusive first look and output deals with 3rd party production companies. He also managed Banijay’s sales in North America, Scandinavia and Australia & New Zealand.