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Tapp tapped as new CEO for Cineflix Rights

International factual content producer and distributor Cineflix has appointed Canadian media veteran Stephen Tapp as CEO of Cineflix Rights, to be based in the company's Toronto office.
September 10, 2009

International factual content producer and distributor Cineflix has appointed Canadian media veteran Stephen Tapp as CEO of Cineflix Rights, to be based in the company’s Toronto office.

Tapp will be tasked with creating and managing international growth strategy for the company’s intellectual property. Most recently, he was CEO of Hercules Media Group, which provided investment, start-up and growth strategies for media companies. Prior to that position, he was president and COO of XM Satellite Radio Canada. He had also spent eight years in senior leadership roles at Chum Limited Canada, including a stint as VP/GM of ChumCity International and a management role with CityTV.

‘Stephen’s experience in all facets of broadcasting, distribution and new technology, in addition to his strong entrepreneurial spirit, make him a great hire for Cineflix,’ said Glen Salzman, CEO, Cineflix. ‘He is the right person to maximize the value of Cineflix’s content worldwide, across traditional and new platforms. We are delighted to have Stephen join our team as we continue on a fast track to significant growth.’

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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