Paul has over 25 years experience in the entertainment industry. He is a producer with a degree in Mass Communication and Film from the University of California, Berkeley. Ex board member of BAFTA, The International Emmys and the Endemol Group. At Endemol he was involved in the global production and distribution that included Jerry Seinfeld's The Marriage Ref, Deal or No Deal, WIPEOUT, 101 Ways to Leave a Gameshow, the drama series Julia's Tango, The Whole 19 Yards and, of course, Big Brother.
His core experience is in managing large scale production projects from €10 million to in excess of €100 million. He has a very strong marketing background and a premium production style quality is very much a part of his DNA. His skill is in understanding how to finance, market/ package and produce a film or TV production on a small or large scale.
While Director of MIPTV and MIPCOM (The world's largest audiovisual content markets in Cannes, France) he grew the revenues for these global entertainment content markets over 100% in six years while increasing transactional business in Cannes from €2 billion to €10 billion in the same period of time for the specific mutual benefit of all the MIP clients.
Fremantle Media Enterprises
Fremantle Media Enterprises (FME) is the only truly global distributor, licensor of our own properties and third party brands, and agent of major entertainment properties around the world. We are continually developing innovative ways to expand, nurture and manage inspiring brands on a worldwide scale.
As the commercial division of Fremantle Media, we have a proven track record of working with the world’s most successful properties across a range of genres and categories.
With the global infrastructure and local expertise to support all areas of brand management, FME offers a comprehensive solution for any IP owner or programming producer.
Paramount Pictures Digital Entertainment
Paramount Digital Entertainment brings tailored entertainment to consumers through today’s evolving digital distribution platforms. In addition to offering current and classic movies, and interactive gaming apps through digital distribution sites like iTunes, Paramount Digital Entertainment gives movie fans access to sharing movie clips with friends through VooZoo on Facebook, the opportunity to view exclusive film content on mobile phones or to play Paramount-inspired videogames, and the ability to watch movies on Xbox 360 or Playstation 3 consoles, among other innovative ways to enjoy Paramount content.
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IMAX Corporation is one of the world's leading entertainment technology companies, specializing in immersive motion picture technologies. The worldwide IMAX® theatre network is among the most important and successful theatrical distribution platforms for major event Hollywood films around the globe, with IMAX theatres delivering the world's best cinematic presentations using proprietary IMAX, IMAX® 3D, and IMAX DMR® technology.
The IMAX brand is world famous and stands for the highest-quality, most immersive motion picture entertainment. As the IMAX theatre network grows, so does the visibility of the IMAX brand, a name that is unique in the entertainment business. IMAX theatres are located in commercial multiplexes as well as some of the most prestigious educational institutions and destination entertainment centers around the globe. More than one billion people have had An IMAX Experience® since the first IMAX theatre opened in 1970. Today they are 470 IMAX movie theaters (348 commercial, 122 institutional) operating in 45 countries.
Sheryl Crown, one of our collective partners, is CEO of Rubicon Pictures.
Through its extensive networks of industry ncontacts, relationships and knowhow, Rubicon Pictures helps you get your project into shape, pitch it to the right people and oversee development into successful production and sales. From script to screen and beyond...
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GOODPILOT is an ideas agency dedicated to creating new multi-platform concepts to generate content and engage audiences in a more meaningful and interactive way. Highlights so far have included GHOSTS OF GONE BIRDS - a travelling multi-media art exhibition raising a creative army for conservation, high-profile political lobbying campaigns for major NGOs like ActionAid, Global Campaign For Education and Save The Children and many social media campaigns. Most recently GOODPILOT has moved into TV, digital content and feature film production with projects SUGARLAND, INFILTRATORS, JUNGLE POLKA, HOUNDS DITCH and THROWING KNIVES.
Mennan Yapo is a German citizen born to Turkish parents who grew up in Munich and now resides in Berlin. He has worked in the movie business since 1988 and his most recent theatrical success was “Premonition” starring Sandra Bullock. With a budget of only $20 million the movie went on to a world-wide gross of more than $85 million at the box office.
Mennan has had much critical acclaim and awards including the Special Jury Prize at the Cognac Festival du Film Policier and the Platinum Award at the WorldFest Houston in 2005 for “Soundless” as well as a nomination for the German Short Film Award for “Framed” in 1999.
Mike has been a screenwriter and filmmaker his entire adult life, having been discovered by two major US writing contests in 1999 and honored the following year at Film Fest New Haven with a staged reading of one of his screenplays by the Yale School of Drama. Since then Mike has written scripts for both major Hollywood production companies and independent producers all over the world. His short films have been screened at a number of festivals in the US and Europe. He recently finished his first novel, a children's adventure set around the future demise of football. Mike is based in London.
Susie Watson is a multi-award winning TV drama director who has worked on productions across BBC1, BBC2, BBC3 and Channel 4. She has been nominated for an International Digital Emmy, a Rose D'or, a Children's BAFTA and has won 2 awards at the BANFF World TV Festival for BBC2 teen ghost/thriller series 'The Well'. Last year Susie was selected to be a part of 'The Vipers Nest' a feature film-making collaborative set up by the Salt. Company and is currently working on the BBC1 drama 'Casualty'.
Michael Regalbuto is a creator of commercials, and award winning narrative shorts. Until recently, Michael lived in The Netherlands working as a Resident Director for Lukkien Pictures. His most recent endeavors include commercials for Pepsi Cola and Philips Technology. With a degree in Film and TV from NYU, and additional degree at The Czech Film Institute (FAMU) in Prague, Michael currently co-heads Loaded Media, a commercial and narrative production company, with his brother Nick. He also runs ClipCards.com a Viral Advertising Firm. Michael currently resides in Santa Monica, CA.
Nick Regalbuto Raised in Southern California, Nick is a creator of a wide variety of moving picture related media. Nick studied at The Czech Film Institute (FAMU) in Prague after graduating from NYU’s Film School. Various projects of his have been shown and honored by Sundance, Cannes, The Guggenheim Museum, MTV, The Tribeca Film Festival, The Milan Film Festival, The Hollywood Film Festival & more. In addition to his creative & production work has also taught Cinematography at Sarah Lawrence College in Bronxville, New York. He frequently collaborates with his brother Michael and currently resides in New York City.
Kit Lynch Robinson’s film career started at the age of seven. When he wasn’t filming himself and his mate jumping through fire, he was playing computer games and splicing cables to make a home cinema surround sound system with varying degress of success. This has led him to have a unique understanding and love of the net and film and how they collide. ha has been developing interactive films for six years and has a few mind-blowing projects in the pipeline. He won a Gold Cyber Lion for Nonstopfernando.com (Lean Mean Fighting Machine / Emirates) at Cannes Lions advertising festival in 2010. He has just completed the new video for Jamie Cullum’s Don’t Stop the Music and a clutch of 10 powerful recruitment films for The Royal Marines, as well as a viral for Samsung involving 200 litres of paint and 300 Brasilians.