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Tricon hires director of int’l sales, digital acquisitions

Toronto-headquartered Tricon Films & Television has hired Fred Joubaud (pictured) as director of international sales and digital acquisitions.
January 13, 2016

Toronto-headquartered Tricon Films & Television has hired Fred Joubaud (pictured) as director of international sales and digital acquisitions.

Joubaud previously served as GM of Channel Zero-owned film sales and distribution company Ouat Media where he was charged with overseeing the company’s film sales and acquisitions, as well as its business operations.

Prior to joining Ouat, Joubaud held the title of head of acquisitions and sales at French distributor Premium Films where he oversaw the Americas, Asia, Australasia and Western Europe. He began his career at Paris-based prodco Stellaire Productions where he served as a line producer.

“Fred’s extensive experience and business expertise is a perfect fit for our rapidly expanding international distribution arm, and we are delighted to have him join our team,” said Karthiga Ratnasabapathy, VP of worldwide sales and acquisitions, in a statement.

In addition to the hiring, Tricon has also promoted a number of employees, including Paul Lancaric, who moves into the VP of business affairs role; Nick Solowski, who has been promoted to senior director of international sales and acquisitions for Asia, Australia and New Zealand, the Middle East, Germany, in-flight and non-theatrical; and finally Liz Coucean, who has been tapped as director of international sales and acquisitions for Africa, France and Benelux.

About The Author
Meagan Kashty is an associate editor of realscreen, an international print and online magazine that covers the non-fiction film and television industries. Meagan is an award-winning business journalist. Prior to joining the realscreen team, Meagan was online editor of Canadian Grocer, named Magazine of the Year at the 2015 Canadian Business Media Awards. She can be reached at mkashty@brunico.com, and you can follow her on Twitter @MegKashty

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