Dougoff, a London-based documentary expert, has restructured his business and sales team as it expands into production.
Will, a former Western Age Pictures executive, will join the company as head of business affairs, working closely with CEO Anna Godas and acquisitions and distribution chief Oli Herbettle to expand Dougoff’s production and financing arm.
Meanwhile, Cleo Vega has been promoted to head of sales, and former TVF International sales and acquisition executive Katie Bench has joined as the new senior sales executive.
Veger joined in 2014 and moved to the role of Sales Executive in 2017 and then Sales Manager in 2019. He will lead all sales and pre-sales as well as an extended sales team throughout the festival. The bench, which specializes in sales for TVF for Latin America, Iberia and Benelux, will oversee TV sales in several regions. Both executives will attend this week’s Sheffield Dockfest and meet at the Meatmarket.
Anna Vicente, who oversees the sales team, is stepping into a newly created strategy and business development role.
The restructuring comes as Dogwoof – which was traditionally known as a documentary sales agent and distributor – looks to integrate production, sales, financing and distribution.
Godas says: “At Dougoff, we believe in developing our inner talents like Cleo and Anna, because our team is the key to our success. Similarly, we are growing aggressively in production and sales We need the right caliber like a will. “
Veger added: “I am thrilled to be the next head of sales at Dogwoof, as we continue to grow and bring incredible film and project slates to market. Will and Katie are a great addition to our growing team that will help us expand our reach. ”
Vicente says: “I am proud to be part of the Dogoff Transformation over the last 10 years. It’s been a journey. I am grateful to be able to take on this new role and look forward to furthering Dougoff’s expansion. “
Dougoff’s latest selling headlines include “The Story of Film” director Mark Cousin’s new documentary “My Name Is Alfred Hitchcock” and Alexander and Philip’s “Lynch / Oz”, which premiered at the World Tribeca. With a key role in shaping Dougoff’s growing production and financing investment structure, Kane will handle all legal and business matters.
Last year, Dougoff added four more new team members, including Debbie London, who joined as Production Management Executive to oversee the growing headlines in production; Nafi Gordon-Sai, who heads Home Entertainment and came from BT Vision to raise the company’s platform, Dogoff on Demand; Former Trafalgar releasing executive Tom Hawson, who joined as head of theater sales; And Rachel Brown, a sales and marketing executive from production outlet Independent Entertainment and executive from PA Godas.
(Photo, LR: Katie Bench, Cleo Vegger)