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FilmTrack signs key partners

EXCLUSIVE: The cloud-based content and rights management company has closed deals heading into Cannes with XYZ Films, LD Entertainment, uMedia and Pacific Northwest Pictures.

CEO Jason Kassin also announced on Wednesday [May 1] that Laurie Woodrow has joined as product manager after serving most recently as evp of international at Fierce Entertainment.

Lionsgate, Miramax, The Weinstein Company, Relativity Media, Focus Features, Starz and more than 100 other users currently subscribe to the software platform.

The service offers delivery and display solutions and facilitates contract administration, invoicing, rights management, availability and physical materials tracking.

“We are excited to partner with these companies to help maximise the value of their libraries in today’s fast-moving global marketplace,” said Jason Kassin, who established the venture with his brother and president Stephen Kassin.

“We’ve known and admired Laurie since the early days of FilmTrack and we’re delighted to have her join our team. As distribution channels continue to proliferate, we’re proud to see our technology adopted as the industry standard for so many dynamic and entrepreneurial companies seeking to monetize their content to the fullest extent.”

XYZ Films partner Nick Spicer added: “What we used to track on a dozen different databases; we now streamline entirely through FilmTrack. As a company, we wear a lot of hats, and FilmTrack provided a solution for us that worked across departments – international sales, domestic sales, production, development.”

Woodrow brings more than 20 years of experience in acquisitions and distribution. Prior to Fierce Entertainment she served as president of Trans-Pacific Media from 1994 to 2009 and before that she was vp of The Steel Company.

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