DRG expands US presence with LA office

DetailsMichelle Clancy | 04 June 2015

Content distributor DRG has expanded its global reach with the launch of its Los Angeles office.

The new stateside sector will work with both broadcasters and producers in North America to acquire high-end factual and scripted shows to add to the distributor's slate.

Joining the US team will be the newly appointed senior vice president of North America, Scott Kirkpatrick, previously with Marvista Entertainment. Kirkpatrick will be responsible for all DRG's finished programme sales.

Kirkpatrick will be working closely with DRG's two West Coast-based consultants: Crispin Leyser, who manages the development of the scripted format side of the business; and Hayley Babcock, who is responsible for non-scripted format sales and the acquisition of factual programming in the region.

CEO of DRG, Jeremy Fox, said: "The US is an important destination for our clients and for TV distribution in general, and this new initiative will allow us to both acquire the best US content and distribute our international programming into the most competitive market in the world."

The launch of the LA office is the latest development in DRG's international expansion, following the opening of departments in Paris and Stockholm. The company's headquarters remain in London.