Development and marketing executive Adam Cohen has been hired as production executive of original programming at Metan Development Group, the content producer and distributor launched in February to target the Chinese market.

Cohen will seek to strengthen ties with feature and television
producers in Hollywood with a view to developing the slate. It is
understood Metan has signed a number of carriage deals, however the
company said it was too soon to announce.

Former E! Entertainment Television founder Larry Namer, who co-founded Metan with Amerilink founder Jean Zhang and former News Corporation executive Martin Pompadur, said the hiring of Cohen would be a big step in raising the profile of Metan in China.

Cohen previously served as account director at Mulholland Drive
Entertainment and was head of marketing, public relations and brand
building at Sidetrack Films and vice-president of development at Thor