Noah Media Group (NMG), the UK-based sports documentary firm, has named Drew Masters as head of distribution and marketing.
Masters joins from Universal Pictures, where he oversaw the international roll-out of features and documentary acquisitions including romantic drama Five Feet Apart and Sundance thriller Assassination Nation.
He will be based in NMG’s London office, responsible for the company’s international distribution strategy and advertising.
The appointment follows the recent launch of an international sales division at the firm, headed by former Goldcrest and Cornerstone Films executive Catherine Quantschnigg.
The indie has previously best been known for producing sport documentaries such as Steve McQueen: The Man & Le Mans, which played at Cannes in 2015, and Netflix film Bobby Robson: More Than a Manager.
It released Barney Douglas’ cricket documentary The Edge, theatrically in the UK earlier this year via Noah X.
Further titles on the cmopany’s slate include Take His Legs, charting Australian comedian Adam Hills’ formation of the world’s first physical disability rugby league team; and Out Of Their Skin, in which former footballer Ian Wright explores the 40-year history of black players in UK football.
Noah Media Group is also in production on a feature-length documentary about Jack Charlton, a former footballer and manager who was part of the England team that won the 1966 World Cup. The film is expected to be released theatrically in 2020.