Rights Stuff provides pragmatic international content acquisition, licensing, project management and operational services, as well as business and legal consulting for companies in both the traditional film/television world, and new digital media ventures. Our services and expertise include:
Business Models: International programming rights deals are affected not only by the delivery means, technologies or devices through which they are delivered to the consumer. They are further influenced by the choice of business models, including subscription, rental, ad-supported, or "sell-through" (i.e. download-to-own).
Rights Stuff's MD Wendy Bernfeld and Director, Ireland office Amory Schwartz , both attend Cable Congress supporting a client's stealth development/launch of a new overseas-originated EU/international channel, a blend of wildly popular web originals and the traditional content world. More info to follow…
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Wendy Bernfeld, Rights Stuff MD, is triple-billing at CMPA's 23rd annual networking event for industry leaders and experts in Film, TV and Digital Media Production.
In her Keynote on feb 20 , Wendy will present a current overview of the latest international digital sector/VOD/OTT/cross platform developments and opportunities, including outlining the plethora of new platform/consumer electronics launches and extended video services, beyond just the “big 5” and North American online platforms. Aside from the revenues and audience reach aspects, Wendy will also address pragmatic aspects of traditional vs. digital media and crossovers (licensing, rights, “windows”, etc.), across broadcast, pay tv and also standalone online services springing up locally and internationally. Business models (TVOD, SVOD, AdVOD, catchup, DTO, UltraVOD, etc.) , “creative windowing” and the current “middlemen muddle” in distribution, (traditional , digital, hybrid) are also highlighted.
Earlier, on Feb 19, Wendy will address the CMPA board and also present to production sector interns in CMPA's Mentorship Program at their Jump Start mini-conference internally.
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On 3 February, Rights Stuff founder Wendy Bernfeld gives a lecture/workshop to animation visual effects,digital post creatives, and producers at the Filmakademie Baden-Württemberg on the digital landscape and evolution internationally. Topics include new forms of original production (second screen, webisodes, cross platform and transmedia) as well as evolving traditional , digital and hybrid distribution. Creative ''windowing;'' VOD business models and new players and platforms are outlined, along with new roles of talent and producers in audience engagement, social media in support of their projects.
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