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Tricon brings Rutherford to its distribution team

Jon Rutherford, most recently director of sales and acquisitions for Portfolio Entertainment, has been appointed VP, international sales and acquisitions, for Tricon Films and Television.
April 29, 2010

Jon Rutherford, most recently director of sales and acquisitions for Portfolio Entertainment, has been appointed VP, international sales and acquisitions, for Tricon Films and Television in Toronto. Working with Carrie Mudd, SVP, Development & International Sales, Andrea Gorfolova, President and Lia Dolente, Manager, International Sales & Publicity, Rutherford will be responsible for all aspects of sales of Tricon’s factual and scripted catalogs, with a long-term goal of concentrating on building Tricon’s kids division. With Mudd, Rutherford will concentrate on worldwide television and home video sales, in addition to building digital, new media, merchandising and licensing strategies for all titles. Rutherford had been with Toronto-based Portfolio since 2004 and during his time as head of its distribution division, he increased sales an estimated 100%.

About The Author
Andrew Tracy joined Realscreen as associate editor in 2021, following 17 years as managing editor of the award-winning international film magazine Cinema Scope. From 2010 to 2020 he also held the position of senior editor at the Toronto International Film Festival, where he oversaw the flagship publication for the organization’s year-round Cinematheque programming and edited its first original monograph in a decade, Steve Gravestock’s A History of Icelandic Film. He was a scriptwriter and consultant on the first season of the Vice TV series The Vice Guide to Film, and his writing and reporting have been featured in such outlets as Cinema Scope, Reverse Shot, Sight & Sound, Cineaste, Film Comment, MUBI Notebook, POV, and Montage.

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