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PANEL - International Distribution in the Digital Age


Moderator: Eric LaPointe | Subhadarshi Tripathy, Zee Studios International Ltd | Jeff Stecyk, Wavelength Entertainment

Distribution continues to change dramatically and quickly. Join our panel of experts as we discuss how traditional and new sales markets have evolved, the role of sales agents, direct distribution, and other strategies.

 
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Moderator: Eric LaPointe

President, And Now Global, Vancouver, BC

Now based in Vancouver, British Columbia and newly elected Chair of the Vancouver Web Fest Board of Directors. Formerly of Montreal, Eric has spent over 15 years in international marketing & distribution sales; of which included 3 year at Just For Laughs and a prior role as Senior Advisor of Content Distribution at Cirque du Soleil. As the Senior Director of International TV & Digital Development at Just For Laughs, Lapointe was responsible for the distribution and licensing rights to television channels and platforms in over 100 countries. Visit Eric’s website to contact him: eylapointe.com

 

Jeff Stecyk, Wavelength Entertainment

Jeff is a principal partner, founding member and Executive Producer of the Wavelength Entertainment Group.  Jeff has been working with the other shareholders since 1999 and is responsible for major decisions on key issues for the Wavelength Entertainment Group of companies.  His role entails comprehensive definitive executive management of all functions related to the corporation and its subsidiaries. This involves an ongoing balance of business, creative, marketing, financial, legal and entrepreneurial leadership.  For over 18 years his extensive range of key responsibilities have resulted in financing, producing and executive management/supervision of over 400 hours of programming and over $100,000,000 in programming / sales.  These productions have been seen in over 150 countries and 30 languages including: Crime Stories/Blood, Lies & Alibis, The Re-Inventors, Bridging Borders, Boomtowners, Genius Factory,  Edge of War, Nordic Lodge, Legend Hunters, Escape from Iran, Trading Places, Disasters of the Century and Emmy-award winning, 13 Seconds/Kent State.

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Subhadarshi Tripathy,
Zee Studios International Ltd

As the Business Head and Senior Vice President Zee Studios International Ltd, the international content making hub of India’s largest entertainment company, Zee Entertainment, Subhadarshi has been creating content for the global audience for more than a decade.

Having been trained to be a classical animator, photographer and documentary filmmaker, he is passionate about all things creative. From Animation to VFX, Children’s content to Factual entertainment, News to Education; Subhadarshi has been part of a wide array of industries in his 20-year career and brings with him a knack of identifying the hook that makes content work across geographies and ethnicities.