As CEO FremantleMedia International (FMI) Jens oversees the global distribution of FremantleMedia’s finished programming and home entertainment catalogue, manages the sales and acquisitions teams across the US, UK, EMEA, Asia and Australia and drives FMI’s content acquisition strategy.
Richter joined FMI from Red Arrow where he was Group Director and MD of Red Arrow Entertainment Group. He was instrumental in building RAEG into a global production and distribution group, packaging, co-financing and facilitating the UK and US scripted slate for the international market. Richter was also MD of Red Arrow International (RAI) and turned into an international distribution house, with a catalogue of more than 500 titles across all major genres.
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. Based in London, Richter created new programming concepts around emerging digital infrastructures and a new digital distribution business for sports/sports-related content.
He began his media career as a Production Manager at advertising production Bliss, before joining the sales team at BetaFilm,, where he negotiated a number of multi-year and multi-territory deals across Europe, Asia and Latin America.
Jens Richter is an Advisory Board Member of the Entertainment Master Class.