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London-based blinkBox, which lets users send movie and TV scenes to friends as web, email and mobile messages, is taking on former William Morris TV agent Doug Davis as acquisitions director. He had already been on board part-time in an advisory capacity when the service launched in beta a month ago. Prior to William Morris, Davis had been European sales director for AtomFilms, the cartoon and video founded and sold to MTV by now-MTV global digital media president Mika Salmi – a blinkBox board member.
BlinkBox scored original funding from Arts Alliance and Eden Ventures before a second round from Nordic Venture Partners this June. Each movie and TV show gets a page showing several pre-selected scenes – users can