Ex-Gaumont distribution chief Vanessa Shapiro launches Nicely Entertainment

Ex Gaumont distribution chief Vanessa Shapiro launches Nicely Entertainment

Vanessa Shapiro Former Gaumont distribution chief Vanessa Shapiro has launched her own production and distribution company, Nicely Entertainment. Shapiro will serve as CEO at LA-based Nicely, which was formed in January and aims to bring “quality series and movies” to global audiences and markets around the world. She was appointed as Gaumont’s president of worldwide … Read more

Film distribution company Gravitas Ventures sells majority stake to Red Arrow Entertainment Group

Film distribution company Gravitas Ventures sells majority stake to Red

The Red Arrow Entertainment Group conglomerate has acquired a majority stake in Gravitas Ventures, a global film distribution company co-headquartered in Cleveland and Los Angeles. Specific financial terms of the transaction were not disclosed. In a news release, the companies said that as a result of the deal, they will make “significant investments into global … Read more

Anton Taps Gaumont’s Cecile Gaget as President of International Production, Distribution

Anton Taps Gaumonts Cecile Gaget as President of International Production

London-based financier and producer Anton has tapped Cecile Gaget, a well-respected French film executive, as president of international production and distribution. Gaget, who will start at Anton on Oct. 1, has been a key executive at Gaumont for over a decade and has been a driving force behind the French studio’s international distribution and acquisitions. … Read more

Anonymous Content, 30West, Elysian, Totem Execs Debate Distribution Future – Zurich Summit

Anonymous Content 30West Elysian Totem Execs Debate Distribution Future –

Of all the topics raised during this year’s Zurich Summit, the fact that talent now sometimes favor a streaming release over a theatrical one provoked the most debate. “There are some actors who don’t want to go theatrical, even though it could succeed, they’d rather go on Netflix,” said Dan Steinman Co-President and COO at … Read more

Local film distribution company, Gravitas Ventures, hopes to further cement Cleveland’s impact on the entertainment industry

Local film distribution company Gravitas Ventures hopes to further cement

How the local company is helping the city make its mark on the entertainment industry. CLEVELAND — The Greater Cleveland International Film Festival wrapped up this week, but what happens after the credits have rolled? That’s where film distributors like Gravitas Ventures come in. Gravitas, meaning “weight or heaviness” in Latin, was founded by Cleveland … Read more

Maples in the mountains provide clues to past distribution

Journal Reference: Ikuyo Saeki, Akira S. Hirao, Tanaka Kenta. Genetic variation of a relict maple Acer miyabei Uncovering its history of disjunct occurrence and the role of mountain refugia in shaping genetic diversity. American Journal of Botany, 2021; DOI: 10.1002/ajb2.1803 Acer miyabei is found mainly in river floodplains, from lowland to mountainous areas. The species … Read more

MNC Group Strategy to Optimize Content Distribution on Facebook : Okezone Celebrity

MNC Group Strategy to Optimize Content Distribution on Facebook

ON Facebook Video Award 2021 Indonesia event, Pieter Lydian as Country Director of Facebook Indonesia, said that 97% of internet users in Indonesia watched videos in the past week. And there are more than 185 million people watching on Facebook Watch every month. As a form of appreciation to the creators and publishers of Facebook … Read more

Extra: Flame Distribution takes David Attenborough series; ZDF secures blue-chip title

Extra Flame Distribution takes David Attenborough series ZDF secures blue chip

Flame Distribution to handle global sales for David Attenborough series Sydney-headquartered Flame Distribution has been appointed the global distributor for the three-part natural history docuseries Life in Colour with David Attenborough, in partnership with Humble Bee Films and SeaLight Pictures. The series (pictured) is co-produced by Bristol-based Humble Bee Films and Sydney-based SeaLight Pictures for … Read more

Significant energy savings when electric distribution vehicles take their best route

Journal Reference: Rafael Basso, Balázs Kulcsár, Ivan Sanchez-Diaz, Xiaobo Qu. Dynamic stochastic electric vehicle routing with safe reinforcement learning. Transportation Research Part E: Logistics and Transportation Review, 2022; 157: 102496 DOI: 10.1016/j.tre.2021.102496 “We have developed systematic tools to learn optimal energy usage. Additionally, we can ensure that electric vehicles are not running out of battery … Read more

Extra: Viasat, ZDF sign distribution deal; BFI unveils Young Audiences Fund slate

Extra Viasat ZDF sign distribution deal BFI unveils Young Audiences

Viasat World signs deal with long-time partner ZDF Enterprises Viasat World has signed a new deal with its long-standing global content distribution partner ZDF Enterprises. The agreement secures rights for 18 factual titles totaling 49 hours of content that will air on Viasat History or Viasat Nature in the coming months across Baltics, Scandinavia, CEE … Read more

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