Argonon International Appoints Khanom as Managing Director

Argonon International (part of Argonon Group) has announced Jess Khanom as its Managing Director today (THURS). jess-khanom Khanom brings 23 years of sales experience to her newly-created role of Managing Director for Argonon International. She joins Argonon from Fox Networks Channels and 20th Century Fox, where she was Global Head of Formats. Khanom’s key achievements there included launching the formats division at Fox Networks Channels Group and leading the scripted formats team in EMEA for 20th Century Fox. James Burstall, CEO of Argonon Group, said: “We’re thrilled to have appointed someone of Jess’s calibre to the Group. Her experience, contacts and tenacity will add to the already strong team at Argonon International as she joins Lynn Lugsden, Head of Sales, and her fantastic team.” Jess Khanom said: “I’m delighted to be joining Argonon International and working with such diverse and exciting content. I’m looking forward to leading the team into the next year and building on the significant successes they’ve achieved over the past five.” Prior to her time at Fox, Khanom was at Warner Bros, firstly responsible for content sales to emerging markets in Eastern Europe, and later moved to Shed Media where she won format deals for Eastern Europe, Canada, Germany and Ireland. After the acquisition of Shed by Warner Bros, Khanom was responsible for format sales in EMEA, covering more than 27 territories and securing landmark deals in both Russia and Turkey. Khanom starts her new role in October.   Note to Editors: About Argonon International Argonon International is a global distributor with a catalogue of more than 2,000 hours across the genres of factual, lifestyle, formats, entertainment, drama, music and arts. Specialising in international distribution, early pre-sales, co-production they also provide expertise to get the most commercial value out of format ideas to produce a  full range of merchandising and ancillary opportunities.   About Argonon Group Argonon was set up in 2011 and is a unique group of companies delivering world class entertainment with creative and diverse talent both on and off screen. Companies include Leopard Films UK, Leopard USA, Leopard Drama, Remedy Productions, Cascade (Remedy Productions Canada), Windfall Films, BriteSpark Films, Transparent Television, The Bridge and Blacklisted Films. For more information please contact Louise Plank on 020 8995 3936 or [email protected]