FilmRise appoints Gagliardi

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FilmRise, the New York-based film and TV studio and streaming network, has announced the appointment of Daniel Gagliardi as Vice President, Digital Distribution and Business Development.

As Vice President of Digital Distribution and Business Development, Gagliardi will spearhead and manage the growth and performance optimisation of FilmRise AVoD and FAST channels in addition to creating opportunities and implementing new strategies for FilmRise’s AVoD and FAST partners around the world. Gagliardi will report directly to Melissa Wohl, SVP, Head of Sales for FilmRise.

Danny Fisher, CEO at FilmRise, said: “Daniel brings high level and valuable experience working at large content providers and streaming platforms since the genesis of SVoD and AVoD which will surely have an immediate positive impact on our initiatives in support of our streaming partners and our own FilmRise OTT channels.”

Gagliardi added: “I am excited to join FilmRise, a recognised leader and true innovator in the digital industry. I look forward to expanding upon their rapidly growing AVOD and FAST channel distribution successes in addition to creating new opportunities for their emerging original content creation business”.

Previously, Gagliardi was Head of Content at Vudu where he was responsible for building and leading the content partnerships team. He debuted Vudu’s first original programmes and partnered with hundreds of content licensors, including Disney, Warner Brothers, Sony, Lionsgate, MGM, FilmRise and Samuel Goldwyn among others. Prior to that he served as Vice President, Worldwide Television and Digital Distribution for Lionsgate where he oversaw content licensing partnerships with an emphasis on AVOD. He was responsible for deals with Hulu, YouTube, Tubi, Pluto TV, Roku, Amazon and Crackle among others.


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