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Industry people: Edward Smith lands new Entertainment Assignments Editor role


Photo supplied: a painted Ed Smith…

Congrats to Ed Smith a long time PAN reader who has just landed the role of Assignments Editor in the editorial department at Getty Images London covering image content over the Getty Images Entertainment, WireImage and FilmMagic brands. Ed lands from the Press Association where he (in our view) single handedly kept the images agency side of PA on the map with his social media activity.

Ed dropped us an email (you can always pick up the phone Ed!) on his new appointment: “Hi Will, Just wanted to get in touch to say hi as I have moved from PA Images in Nottingham to Getty Images in London in the past couple of weeks…. just wanted to ask if it would be possible to please get a post about my new appointment here at GI. I’m contacting people of course but you have such a fantastic reach to industry insiders that it would be amazing if you were able to post this for me please so that people know I have moved.”

Lisa Marie Rae, Director of Entertainment EMEA at Getty Images told PAN over the weekend, “Our Entertainment business is undergoing a transformation and in an ever-changing digital world we need to continue adapting and innovating. The appointment of Ed to our team completes the production unit in the UK and will see him working closely with our production manager, Vicky Dearman, our photographers and our clients.”

Here at PAN we are hoping Ed will be able to explain to us the Getty Images ‘under the radar’ paparazzi unit GE /or GC Images ….maybe clear this one up for us Ed when you have been in the seat a couple of months.

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