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Jimmy Fox Joins Fremantle as Exec VP of Unscripted Development and Sales, as Jayson Dinsmore Shifts Roles


Jimmy Fox has joined Fremantle as executive vice president of unscripted development and sales for the company’s U.S. operations, as Jayson Dinsmore shifts to a new role within Fremantle as consulting producer. Dinsmore, who had previously served as president, alternative programming and development for Fremantle in North America, will now oversee the “America’s Got Talent” brand, including the upcoming Season 19, which begins production next month.

Fox, meanwhile, will report to CEO Jennifer Mullin and oversee the company’s unscripted strategy and the development and sales of original series in the unscripted genre.

“We are thrilled that Jimmy is joining Fremantle to lead our creative efforts in unscripted,” Mullin said in a statement. “The possibilities are endless with an inspired executive like Jimmy. He is a highly regarded executive who offers a fresh creative vision, innovative ideas, and respected industry relationships.”

Joining Fremantle from Religion of Sports as part of a strategic partnership, Fox will continue to provide executive producing services on Main Event Media’s existing slate of projects for ROS. As Fremantle expands into the sports narrative space, Fremantle and ROS will look for potential projects to partner on. The partnership’s goal is to combine Fremantle’s expertise in premium storytelling with ROS’ content exploring human potential and what drives people to greatness.

“Jimmy has developed an incredible slate of projects at Religion of Sports, and we are excited for him to bring these to the world as he ramps up with Fremantle. We are also excited to partner with Fremantle as they expand into new areas where we have established expertise,” ROS CEO Ameeth Sankaran said in a statement

A three-time Emmy-winning producer, Fox has produced across multiple genres of entertainment, such as documentary, competition/game, social experiment, drama, comedy and podcasts. As for unscripted content, Fox executive produced on series such as Hulu’s true crime limited series “Daughters of the Cult,” CNN’s Emmy-winning series “United Shades of America with W. Kamau Bell” and Netflix’s feature documentary “Girl in the Picture.”

“I have long considered Fremantle to be the gold standard of the unscripted industry. As both a creator and developer, to be partnered with a global powerhouse of best-in-class executors and storytellers is incredibly thrilling,” Fox said in a statement. “I’m also grateful to have been able to facilitate this new partnership between Religion of Sports and Fremantle in the process.”