Magazine article Screen International

Pulse Films Appoints Patrick Vien

Magazine article Screen International

Pulse Films Appoints Patrick Vien

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Former NBC Universal exec joins firm behind Nick Cave feature doc 20,000 Days on Earth to spearhead TV push.

Former NBC Universal and Warner Music executive Patrick Vien has joined London-based production outfit Pulse Films as president.

Based in New York, Vien will report to company CEO Thomas Benski.

Vien's appointment chimes with Pulse's ambition to push into scripted and non-scripted TV in the UK and US and their planned launch of online channels.

The company has previously produced shows including ITV1 ob-doc The Cruise Ship and C4 doc When Bjork Met Attenborough.

Vien, president of global TV networks for NBC Universal between 2004-6, became chairman and CEO, Warner Music International (WMI), and most recently served as president and COO at Bankable Enterprises, overseeing commercial activities for Tyra Banks.

Pulse are known for their work in commercials and film - having worked on features including 20,000 Days on Earth, Who is Dayani Cristal? …

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