Emily Elisha, Head of Factual, Banijay Rights, oversees factual acquisitions for the TV rights catalogue. Emily has 17 years’ experience in the international distribution sector originally working as Head of Sales for an independent distribution company before joining the now Zodiak Rights as its Head of Acquisitions in 2003 (then RDF Rights) looking after long running hit series such as Bizarre ER, Rude Tube and 999: What’s Your Emergency?
Banijay Rights represents over 100 factual independent producers and networks from across the globe and manages the international roll out of successful franchises including The Secret Life of 4 Year Olds, Location, Location, Location, TheSupervet, Temptation Island and Wife Swap. Around 50% of the catalogue is third party programming. The factual team offers help deficit-funding programmes via co-productions, pre-sales and sales advances and also manages the company’s first look and development deals forged with a number of third party production companies including 2B Media, ZKK and Minnow Films.