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Media Ranch ropes in Christos Sourligas

Former Dakota Pictures exec Christos Sourligas (pictured) has joined Montreal-based producer-distributor Media Ranch as senior VP of business development and distribution.
September 30, 2016

Christos Sourligas has joined Montreal-based producer-distributor Media Ranch as senior VP of business development and distribution.

Sourligas (pictured) joins the Canadian firm from Dakota Pictures, where he served as VP of distribution. He will join the Media Ranch team at next month’s MIPCOM market in Cannes where he will be charged with showcasing Media Ranch’s current development slate and finished programs.

Prior to this, he served as VP of sales at FarMore Distribution and VP of distribution at Just For Laughs.

He has also written and directed a raft of feature films, shorts and documentaries, including Happy Slapping and Elephant Shoes, the latter of which won and Audience Award at the Santa Fe Film Festival.

Media Ranch was honored with a Rose d’Or Award, which recognizes entertainment programming from around the world as judged by the European Broadcasting Union, for television format Street Jungle in 2015.

“[Sourligas] valuable experience will help us further realize our international ambitions in the broadcast industry,” said Media Ranch president Sophie Ferron in a statement.

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Daniele Alcinii is a news reporter at realscreen, the leading international publisher of non-fiction film and television industry news and content. He joins the rs team with journalism experience following a stint out west with Sun Media in Edmonton's Capital Region, and communications work in Melbourne, Australia and Toronto. You can follow him on Twitter at @danielealcinii.

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