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Distribution veteran Yvonne Body steps down

Yvonne-Body-picBeyond Distribution’s head of acquisitions is leaving the company after twelve years.

Industry veteran Body is retiring after a 26-year career in the TV business.

Before beyond she worked at companies including CBC International and Tapestry International.

She will stay at Beyond until early next year and assist general manager Michael Murphy in recruiting a replacement.

“I’ve really enjoyed meeting and working with so many fun and creative people across the industry and all over the world, many of whom have become friends,” Body said of her decision to retire. “I plan to travel widely and also enjoy some free time.”

Body’s recent acquisitions include factual series Manufactured, Discovery series Hillbilly Preppers and kids series Totally Rubbish and Get Squiggling Letters.

Last year she picked up international rights to shows including Story House Productions crime series Addicted to the Life.