Wendy Bernfeld (@wbernfeld), founder/M.D. Rights Stuff, is a passionate filmbuff specialized in content acquisition/distribution, international strategy and deals, for traditional (film, TV), digital media (Internet/IPTV, VOD, mobile, OTT/devices) , and web/cross-platform/VR.
Originally Canadian, in Europe since ’91, Wendy first spent 15+ years as in-house buyer/senior exec in PayTV/VOD, & distribution (including CEO Canal+Internat’l, MD Alliance-Atlantis, and SVP Acquisitions MovieNetwork (Canada)) before founding Rights Stuff (’99). Earlier roots as entertainment-lawyer (JD,LLB) & Supreme Court judges’ Law Clerk..
Rights Stuff international advisors curate/license content for VOD/pay/digital platforms, & help producers/distributors/sales agents engage commercially with such new or expanding platforms (including SVOD /AVOD and particularly in EMEA/international & going beyond just the Big5.
Wendy also assists rights holders with strategies such as hybrid-distribution, creative ‘‘windowing’’, alternative funding (“Originals” productions), and the business side of new and cross-over formats (eg VR) to help maximize revenues/audiences.