The Business of Entertainment

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:

  • Traditional and PayTV (Cable, Satellite, IPTV, DDT, HD, etc.)
  • Video On Demand (TV, set-top-box, PC)
  • Interactive TV and Internet websites
  • Wireless / Mobile phones / Mobile TV
  • and Portable Entertainment Media Players/Handheld Devices

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).

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News and Events

Independent Production Fund (IPF) Web Drama Series 2014, Canada, May 2014

In May, Rights Stuff MD Wendy Bernfeld participated as an international  jury member in IPF’s 5th annual funding program in which jurors evaluated scripted drama web series project pitches. Seventeen projects were awarded a total of nearly CAD$2 million 

To see the names and trailers of the winning projects, click here.

Negotiation Masterclass, Naspers Academy, Amsterdam, 1 & 2 July 2014

Wendy participates in a 2-day intensive ‘’Art of Negotiation’’ lecture series and workshop, joining other negotiation experts across various fields of expertise, to both lecture, mentor and engage interactively with senior international executives, on various negotiation models (eg Kennedy Method), case-based simulations, and strategies for both the traditional and digital economies.

Lecture portion: July 2, (9-10am) ‘’Digging in to Digital: Possibilities, Pitfalls,  Practicalities, and Personalities’’
For more info, click here

Binger Film Lab: FILMMAKING IN THE DIGITAL AGE, Amsterdam, Netherlands, 10-14 June 2014

On Tuesday 10 June, indie icon producer Ted Hope and Wendy Bernfeld kick off opening day of this week-long Binger program series of lectures, panels and workshops on new approaches around filmmaking, marketing and distribution in the digital era. The week spans topics including  digital sector opportunity, transmedia storytelling, micro budget film production, crowd funding, social media/audience engagement,and is led by various international industry experts including Sheri Candler, Michel Reilhac, Peter Buckingham and Mia Bays as further detailed in the link below.  In her own talk “Exploring the Digital Landscape”, Wendy presents an up-to-date overview of the international  digital/ video on demand (VOD) and cross platform production/ distribution sectors. The experts also drill into specific participant projects, providing feedback and addressing practical concerns  in private workshops after the lecture sessions.

For more info, click here

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