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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
Barry Walsh is editor and content director for realscreen, and has served as editor of the publication since 2009. With a career in entertainment media that spans two decades, prior to realscreen, he held the associate editor post for now defunct sister publication Boards, which focused on the advertising and commercial production industries. Before Boards, he served as editor of Canadian Music Network, a weekly music industry trade, and as music editor for HMV.com. As content director, he also oversees the development of content for the brand's market-leading events, the Realscreen Summit and Realscreen West, as well as new content initiatives.

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