Beyond Distribution has expanded its acquisitions team with the appointment of Justina Hemperek as its new head of acquisitions.
Sarah McCormack, currently acting head of acquisitions, has accepted a new role as SVP, acquisitions for UK, Europe and Kids.
Hemperek joins from Entertainment One (eOne), where she was director, acquisitions – UK, Europe and Australia, International Distribution. She has extensive experience in factual programming and will spearhead the company’s acquisitions and pre-sales activity. She will take up the role in March and report to general manager Michael Murphy.
Prior to eOne, Hemperek held a similar role at ITV Studios Global Entertainment and has also spent time at All3Media International and RDF Rights in the UK.
In her native Australia she worked for Nickelodeon Australia as well as Fox World Australia (a subsidiary of Fox International).
Justina Hemperek said: “I’m thrilled to be joining the team at Beyond and expanding the company’s reach internationally by securing highly commercial properties for multiple platforms worldwide. I’m also very excited to work closely with Sarah as we continue to deliver high-rating shows to our clients.”