Nada Cirjanic and David Bishop to lead sales team at Protagonist
Jennifer Fattell joins company as sales manager.
Nada Cirjanic and David Bishop [pictured] have been named joint directors of sales at expanding Protagonist Pictures.
Cirjanic has been at Protagonist since 2008, most recently as sales director.
Bishop joins the company from Revolver, where he had been head of acquisitions since March 2011.
The two will assume the role previously held by Charlotte van Weede, who left the company at the start of this year.
Jennifer Fattell joins the company from A+E Television Networks as sales manager. She will report to Cirjanic and Bishop.
“In an invigorating year of change at Protagonist, it’s very exciting to announce our expanded sales team with Nada and Dave at the helm,” said Protagonist CEO Mike Goodridge.
“Nada has done an extraordinary job this year delivering outstanding results from our new slate. She has been a key member of the team since the company’s inception and works tirelessly for each one of the films we handle.
“I am delighted to welcome Dave Bishop to Protagonist. Dave has a fantastic reputation as a smart deal-maker with good taste and a firm grasp on new distribution models. His extensive experience of studio and independent distribution around the world will be invaluable as we expand our slate.”
Before Protagonist Cirjanic was head of library sales at Channel 4. Bishop was previously head of acquisitions, northern Europe and UK, for Sony Pictures Entertainment.
In a further internal move within Protagonist, David Bartholomew moves into the newly created role of manager, contracts, markets & festivals. Bartholomew, who has been at the company since 2008, will continue his oversight of markets and festival bookings, and now take on new contract and marketing support responsibilities.