Tribeca Shortlist, the upcoming SVOD platform for film enthusiasts from Tribeca Enterprises and Lionsgate, has named Jeff Bronikowski (pictured), most recently with IAC-owned streaming fitness service Daily Burn, as its president.
In addition to his post as chief operating officer of Daily Burn, Bronikowski had a 12-year stint as senior vice president of business development for the Universal Music Group, where he spearheaded that company’s digital strategy. He has also held GM positions with such companies as Yahoo! and AOL Entertainment, in addition to an executive position at music data and intelligence company The Echo Nest, which was acquired by Spotify in 2014.
“Jeff shares our vision of a platform distinguished by its portfolio of content, level of curation and understanding of what film lovers want to see,” said Lionsgate president of worldwide television and digital distribution, Jim Packer, in a statement. “We’re continuing to build momentum for the launch of an SVOD service that will become a compelling value proposition for movie buffs and next generation consumers everywhere.”
Tribeca Shortlist, which will enter its beta testing phase next month with an eye towards a fall launch, will feature a “highly curated selection of critically acclaimed films drawn from around the world,” according to the companies. The roster will feature titles from Tribeca and Lionsgate as well as other studios, and will include documentaries.
The service will also feature original content, in addition to rare, behind the scenes footage from indie film shoots and commentary from “leading voices in the creative community” about the films that appear in their individual “shortlists.”