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Wednesday 24 Sep 2014

BBC Worldwide Press Releases

Paul Maidment to lead BBC Motion Gallery

BBC Motion Gallery, the international stock footage arm of BBC Worldwide, has promoted Paul Maidment to lead the team following the departure of Simon Gibbs in February. Paul will become Director, BBC Motion Gallery and will manage the business and oversee its strategic direction, particularly following its new partnership with Thought Equity Motion agreed in October 2009. The new global partnership will see both companies share extensive libraries across a range of genres on a recently re-launched powerful and innovative website.

Paul joined BBC Motion Gallery in 2003 as Business Development Director and, alongside Simon Gibbs, helped to launch the company. The business now successfully represents over one million hours of footage that spans across a variety of genres including natural history, sport, news, locations, art, music and many more. Paul will also oversee BBC Motion Gallery's growing global Education business with Jan Ross leading the effort in the Americas.

Commenting on his newly appointed position, Paul Maidment said: "I am thrilled to be leading BBC Motion Gallery through its next phase of development. With its recent partnership with Thought Equity Motion, the business will present some really interesting challenges especially driving our content forward digitally and broadening the availability of our unique content to creative producers, online publishers and filmmakers worldwide."

Paul will report to Tim Mutimer, Senior Vice President for EMEA in the Sales and Distribution division of BBC Worldwide.

Amy Broomfield

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