New York-based streaming network and film/TV producer/distributor FilmRise has appointed Daniel Gagliardi as the company’s vice president of digital distribution and business development, the company announced this week.
In his new role, Gagliardi will oversee growth and performance optimization of FilmRise AVOD and FAST channels. He’ll also be expected to create opportunities and implement strategies for FilmRise’s AVOD and FAST partners around the world. Gagliardi will report to Melissa Wohl, FilmRise’s SVP and head of sales.
Gagliardi previously worked as head of content at Vudu, where he managed building and leading the company’s content partnerships team. His work included overseeing original programming, film and TV licensing, and third-party channel licensing. Gagliardi helped debut Vudu’s first original programs, and partnered with content licensors including Disney, Warner Brothers, Sony, Lionsgate, MGM and Samuel Goldwyn.
Previously, Gagliardi also worked as vice president of worldwide television and digital distribution for Lionsgate.
“Daniel brings high level and valuable experience working at large content providers and streaming platforms since the genesis of SVOD & AVOD which will surely have an immediate positive impact on our initiatives in support of our streaming partners and our own FilmRise OTT channels,” said FilmRise CEO Danny Fisher.