WENDY BERNFELD – Founder & MD of Rights Stuff (CA/ NL)

The Conference | 11.30 – 11.50
Around the World of Digital Business Opportunities in 20 minutes!
Wendy will give an up to the moment overview of international platforms and services that enable producers and rights holders to grow ideas, audiences and revenue streams. She’ll focus on how the VOD sector has evolved over the last year, give examples of audience-centric development, production and distribution schemes and touch on the fast evolving world of Virtual Reality, Wearable and related innovations.

Wendy Bernfeld (@bernfeld), Founder & M.D. at Rights Stuff, is a passionate film buff specialized in content acquisition/distribution, international strategy/deals, for traditional (film, TV), digital media (Internet/IPTV, VOD, mobile, OTT/devices) & web/cross-platform.
Originally Canadian, in Europe since ’91, Wendy first spent 15+ years as in-house Buyer and Senior Executive in Pay TV, VOD and distribution (including CEO Canal+Internat’l, MD Alliance-Atlantis, SVP Acquisitions MovieNetwork) before founding Rights Stuff (’99). Earlier roots as entertainment-lawyer (JD & LLB) and Supreme Court law clerk.
Rights Stuff curates and licenses content for VOD and digital platforms, and helps producers/distributors/sales agents engage commercially with such new platforms (including hybrid-distribution, creative ‘‘windowing’’, “originals”), to help maximize revenues and audiences, particularly overseas and beyond the Big5.