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Promotions and new hires bolster distribution side of the business.

Jim Henson Company grows international division

The Jim Henson Company’s global distribution division is continuing to expand its business and its team.

Andrew Thomas has been promoted to the role of director of global distribution, sales and marketing. He will focus on television sales worldwide and will support Jim Henson’s clients in the TV, DVD and distribution sectors by devising marketing and promotional campaigns.

Thomas has been at the company for almost three years.

In addition, Karen Lee Arbeeny has joined the firm from NBC Universal as executive director, distribution business affairs; Casie Shapiro arrives from Paramount Pictures as director of global distribution, sales; and Adam Lucas becomes distribution coordinator.

"Over the last several years, we have built a distribution business that services clients in over 200 countries on multiple media platforms around the globe," said Richard Goldsmith, EVP of global distribution for The Jim Henson Company. "We are now distrubuting other companies’ series internationally under our HIP banner, and we continue to build relationships with programmers spanning traditional broadcast, DVD, digital, online and mobile."

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