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Former Electus, NBCU exec John Pollak joins emerging sales platform Exeest

Exeest, a global sales platform for film and TV content, has brought on board content sales veteran John Pollak as chief commercial officer. Previously, Pollak was the EVP of commercial development ...
June 10, 2021

Exeest, a global sales platform for film and TV content, has brought on board content sales veteran John Pollak as chief commercial officer.

Previously, Pollak was the EVP of commercial development at Universal Television Alternative Studios, where he oversaw sales to buyers outside of the NBC network. In his new role, Pollak will lead all commercial efforts for Exeest including working with studios, distributors and content owners to bring their titles onto the platform, and with global buyers looking for new avenues to discover content.

Exeest was founded by filmmaker and tech entrepreneur Matteo Petrelli, former NBCUniversal executive Shabbir Aqeel Danish and Wall Street executive Anthony Costanzo. The platform launched last month as a curated one-stop shop for buyers and sellers to browse libraries and make offers to content management and distribution. The platform’s catalog of studios and distributors includes Caracol, Cinedigm, Complex Networks, Epic Pictures, Keshet, Propagate and Telemundo.

“With the proliferation of streaming services around the world, the demand for premium content has never been greater and the need to accelerate and modernize the buying and selling process is immediate,” Danish said in statement.

“John’s expertise, relationships and proven leadership across the global content acquisition and distribution ecosystem is unparalleled, and we are thrilled to have him join us in leading this transformation.”

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Jillian Morgan is the Associate Editor at Realscreen with a background in journalism and digital marketing. She joined the publication in 2019 after serving as the assistant editor to trade publications HPAC and On-Site. With a bachelor of journalism from the University of King's College in Halifax, she also works as a freelance writer and fact-checker.

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