As SVP of Non-Scripted Content for the international division of Fremantle, Angela Neillis seeks to acquire stand out, non-scripted content for Fremantle’s international portfolio.
Neillis’ responsibilities include the acquisition, development, financing and co-production of factual, entertainment and lifestyle series. With the aim of securing the most compelling content across all platforms, Neillis provides investment and creative collaborations, working with top producers in the non-scripted business and oversees Fremantle’s first-look relationships with producers such as Jamie Oliver Productions. Key to Neillis’ strategy is to closely choreograph format and tape launches.
Neillis started her career in 1995 in a variety of feature film and television production companies, which gave her a unique understanding of the challenges and opportunities of independent production.
In 2000, she moved into acquisitions in the distribution sector, holding key acquisition positions at BBC Worldwide, ITV, Zodiak and Sky. In November 2013, she moved to Fremantle.