Jodi Mackie moves to D360

The former Breakthrough Entertainment exec comes to the distributor as director of sales and acquisitions.
Jodi Mackie

Breakthrough Entertainment’s Jodi Mackie is moving to Toronto’s Distribution360.

Mackie joins D360 as director of sales and acquisitions after 10 years at Breakthrough, where she served as director of international sales and acquisitions.

In her role at D360, Mackie will be responsible for driving revenue growth, with a focus on attracting new titles for distribution and developing production and content creation relationships. Mackie will handle sales into Asia, Middle East, Africa and Scandinavia and will make her first market appearance at the Asia TV Forum at the end of November.

Mackie is the latest senior Breakthrough team member to exit the company in recent months. In September, Joan Lambur, former EVP of family entertainment, launched her own prodco, Lambur Productions, with Breakthrough’s former VP of family entertainment Suzanne Wilson joining as its COO.

Mackie joins D360 as it announces a raft of new catalogue sales, including a deal that sees marblemedia’s Splatalot (52 x 30 minutes) picked up by BYUtv in the U.S., and a pre-sale of WW2 Treasure Hunters from London, U.K.-based Emporium Productions (8 x 60 minutes) to Foxtel.

Deals on the kids and family side include George & Paul (26 x 5 minutes) to YLE in Finland and to Israel’s Hop!; renewals of Spellz (52 x 12 minutes), MathXplosion (50 x 3 minutes) and Alphabet Stories (26 x 2.15 minutes) with Epic! Creations in the U.S., with Spellz also selling to Da Vinci Media in Sri Lanka and MathXplosion heading to Kids Talk Talk in South Korea and Canal+ in Myanmar, the latter two in partnership with Bomanbridge. Malaysian Airlines picked up Family Travel (34 x 30 minutes) and Made Up (13 x 30 minutes) for its in-flight service, and further episodes of This is Scarlett and Isaiah (13 x 30 minutes) sold to Korean Airlines.

From D360′s unscripted catalogue, Edge of War (6 x 60 minutes) and Escape from Iran (1 x 60 minutes) have sold to AB Thematiques, with Planete+ taking Red Arrows – Inside the Bubble (1 x 60 minutes) for France, French speaking Europe and Africa, and Confucius was a Foodie seasons one and two (13 x 60 minutes) selling to Kuchnia Canal+ in Poland. All seasons of Crime Stories (76 x 60 minutes) have been renewed with Luk Internacional in Spain and Portugal, Leave it to Bryan season six (13 x 30 minutes) was picked up by One Africa and a VOD deal was signed for Innovation Nation (6 x 30 minutes) and Countdown to the Future (6 x 30 minutes) with Digital Media Rights in the U.S.