International distributor Eccho Rights has recruited Melis Hamamcioglu as Director of Digital Media Acquisition & Content Sales.
Hamamcioglu joins Eccho Rights from Calinos Entertainment, where she has been International Content Sales Director for the past three and a half years, having previously held various sales and acquisitions roles at Fox Networks Group and Digiturk (now beIN). She will be joining the team at Eccho’s London office, which opened in 2021.
At Eccho Rights, in addition to managing sales of the company's full catalogue in MENA, Israel and India, Hamamcioglu will handle Turkish Drama sales in Western Europe, and is also taking on a newly created position, acquiring content specifically for digital platforms.
“Melis is a highly respected executive in the industry, and we are thrilled to have her expertise in our team,” says Fredrik af Malmborg, Managing Director at Eccho Rights. “For the past 12 months we have been rapidly expanding our direct-to-consumer business, managing in-house the content we represent on various digital platforms including Youtube. Having seen the additional value that this is bringing our existing rightsholders, we are now ramping up our efforts to identify the next great content that can work specifically on these platforms.”
Melis Hamamcioglu: “I am delighted to be working with what is already one of the most diverse and exciting catalogues of scripted content in the international market at Eccho Rights. Bringing these wonderful stories to new audiences, while also seeking out the next big digital hit is a really exciting challenge!”