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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
Managing editor with realscreen publication, an international print and online magazine that covers the non-fiction film and television industries. Darah is an award-winning journalist who has spent over two decades covering a wide range of issues from real estate and urban development to immigration, politics and human rights, primarily with The Vancouver Sun. Prior to joining realscreen, she was editor of Stream Daily, realscreen's sister publication covering the dynamic global digital video industry. She also served a stint as a war reporter in Afghanistan for television and print, and was a national business blogger with Yahoo Canada.

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