International Media &
Entertainment Partners, LLC
INTERNATIONAL MEDIA & ENTERTAINMENT PARTNERS
EXPANDS ITS GLOBAL SALES AND MANAGEMENT EXPERTISE
LONDON, November 17, 2009 – International Media & Entertainment Partners, LLC, a leading
international media consultancy, today announced Phillip Luff will join the firm as Senior
Associate based in London providing sales and management expertise in the key markets of
the UK, Japan and Australia.
Luff joins the firm from Discovery Communications where he worked from 1999 to 2009, most
recently stepping in to oversee local revenue generation for the 13-channel UK business. Prior
to that role, Luff held a number of executive positions for Discovery including SVP and
General Manager of Animal Planet International based in London, President of Discovery
Japan, based in Tokyo and General Manager of Australasia Pacific, based in Sydney.
“Phillip has proven sales and general management expertise and is adept at working with
business partners, negotiating licensing agreements, leading large and culturally diverse work
teams and growing businesses,” said Dawn L. McCall, International Media & Entertainment
Partners’ Managing Director. “Phillip’s knowledge of Asia and Europe combined with his
extensive network of contacts are an asset to our clients looking to expand their global
Prior to joining Discovery, Luff was General Manager of Business Affairs and Head of
Programming for AUSTAR Entertainment in Sydney and Commercial Manager for FOX Sports
A lawyer by training, Luff has held legal positions at Sydney law firms Gilbert + Tobin and Colin
Biggers & Paisley.
Luff holds a BA and an LLB from the University of Sydney.
International Media & Entertainment Partners, LLC specializes in helping companies build and
strengthen their businesses outside their home borders. The firm, comprised of proven, hands-
on executives, all of whom have been held accountable for managing budgets, projects and
people, is dedicated to delivering to its clients actionable plans and assessments of existing or
future business opportunities.