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Marie-Laure Roche Joins Jetpack as Interim Global Head of Sales

Marie-Laure Roche Joins Jetpack as Interim Global Head of Sales

27 Aug 2019

Today, independent global kids content distributor Jetpack Distribution, announces that it has appointed industry expert Marie-Laure Roche as interim global head of sales, to cover for Gillian Calvert Ridge (who holds the permanent position) while she is on maternity leave.

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Marie-Laure has held several key roles within the children’s television industry, including managing the content distribution of entertainment properties at Mattel (including Thomas and Friends and Barbie Dreamhouse Adventures) and various roles managing sales across the globe over a five-year stint at Cake Entertainment. This included finding homes for properties such as Angry Birds, Total Drama Series and Angelo Rules.

Marie-Laure will be based in London and will report directly to Jetpack Distribution’s CEO Dominic Gardiner. She officially joins the company on 1st September and will be working alongside Dominic and Gillian in the lead up to MIPJUNIOR and MIPCOM in October.

Marie-Laure says: “I am very excited to join the Jetpack team. Since its inception I’ve followed the company’s growth path (including it’s ever growing catalogue) with keen interest. It’s a great opportunity!”

Jetpack Distribution’s CEO, Dominic Gardiner, says: “Marie-Laure will be a great asset. She has some brilliant experience and contacts and I’m greatly looking forward to working with her as we head towards Cannes this Autumn.”

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