Jens Richter is the Chief Executive Officer of Fremantle’s International business. He oversees the global distribution of Fremantle’s finished programming and home entertainment catalogue, manages the sales and acquisitions teams across the US, UK, EMEA, Asia and Australia and drives International's content acquisition strategy. International’s catalogue boasts over 40,000 hours of content and the business distributes 20,000 hours of content in more than 200 territories.
Since joining the business, Richter has strengthened International’s slate through the acquisition and development of scripted programming and high-end factual programming. He also has driven activity in the co-financing and co-production space, a recent example includes the development with Haut et Court for No Man’s Land as a co-production with Arte and Hulu.
Richter joined the business from Red Arrow where he was Group Director and MD of Red Arrow Entertainment Group (RAEG). He was instrumental in building RAEG into a global production and distribution group, packaging, co-financing and facilitating Red Arrow’s UK and US scripted slate for the international market, including the global rollout of formats The Taste and Off Their Rockers, which became hits on US networks ABC and NBC respectively. Richter was also MD of Red Arrow International (RAI), a business he built from scratch and turned into an international distribution house. He was responsible for packaging and co-financing drama series, overall representation deals and extended the business into the digital space.
Prior this, Richter served as Managing Director for Beta Film, directing all sales, marketing and content acquisition as well as deficit financing and co-financing. He joined the business from Prisma Sports & Media where he was Senior Vice President for between 1999 and 2000. Based in London, Richter created new programming concepts around emerging digital infrastructures and a new digital distribution business for sports and sports-related content.