She joins RDFR from the Walt Disney Company where she held the post of director of program distribution in the U.K. and Republic of Ireland, having worked across the wide portfolio of kids', prime-time series, news and reality formats. Prior to this, Vermeulen headed up the kids' sales and international operations at National Geographic Kids Entertainment/NGTI. She has also worked at Entertainment Rights PLC.
"Karen has a long and successful history in the kids' arena; she also brings with her a track record of securing co-production partners, something that is key to our sales division's business moving forward," says Matthew Frank, managing director of RDFR.
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