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Chris Rice
Agent, WME

Chris heads the Global TV team at WME and works with the agency’s content creators, global networks and financiers to create advantageous ownership and financing solutions for WME’s clients. WME’s Global division navigates the shifting media landscape, identifying both tradi­tional and non-traditional sources of project financing and sales worldwide.

Amongst numerous international co-productions, Chris has packaged and led sales on AMC and BBC’s upcoming The Night Manager starring Hugh Laurie and Tom Hiddleston – sold in every territory globally through WME’s sister company IMG. Chris has also led US and mul­tiple international sales on the HBO/Sky/Canal+ series The Young Pope starring client Jude Law, built and sold the first non-scripted Netflix original series CHEFS TABLE and is leading the global strategy for Amazon’s upcoming Jeremy Clarkson/Richard Hammond/James May car series.

Prior to joining the Global team in 2010, Chris was Co-founder and Chief Operating Officer of Cinnamon Entertainment. At Cinnamon, he oversaw the financing, production and distri­bution of more than 50 hours of television, distributed in 165 countries with investment of more than $50m including the Ironman television series with Marvel Entertainment. Chris has also acted as an advisor to multiple media and distribution businesses, including as part of the Investment team at Creative Capital Fund – a Venture Capital fund focused on media investments.
Chris earned his MBA (with distinction) from the London Business School.