Who We Are

Reel One Entertainment, distributes commercial television films and series for a worldwide audience.

Reel One is one of the most prolific independent distributors of scripted programming for the US and international market. The current slate of TV movies includes top-rating Christmas movies, crime thrillers and romantic movies.

In addition to its own productions, Reel One finances and acquires projects from other leading producers around the globe, including Champlain Media, a leader in production of scripted content in Canada.

As a worldwide content supplier, Reel One is in constant search for fresh, commercial programming. The current focus is scripted dramatic content for television and ancillary markets.

Reel One Entertainment is controlled by Newen Studios, a subsidiary of Le Groupe TF1, with additional shareholding by global media company A+E Networks and Reel One’s founder Tom Berry.


Tom Berry

Tom Berry began his career in the 1980’s as a screenwriter and director and founded Montreal based Allegro Films, one of Canada’s most successful and prolific entertainment companies. Mr. Berry was the Chief Executive Officer of Allegro Films, building its activities in production, distribution, and technical facilities. The company was sold in 1997 and its operations were integrated into Groupe Québecor.

In 2001, Mr. Berry founded Reel One Entertainment / Premiere Bobine, one of the leading international producers, distributors, and financiers of television movies.

Mr. Berry has produced and executive produced hundreds of movies as well as TV series in Canada and the United States, working extensively with broadcasters and distributors worldwide.

Mr. Berry has been active in industry association and charitable activities and served as the chairman of the Canadian Film and Television Production Association. Mr. Berry received The Jack Chisholm Award for Entrepreneurial Excellence, for lifetime achievement in the film and television industry.

Executive Team

Sebastian Battro

  • Executive Vice President, Distribution

Louisa Cadywould

  • Senior Vice President, Head of International Distribution

Shannon Minogue

  • Chief Financial Officer, Finance

Claire Benoit

  • General Counsel

Mariama Dramé

  • Vice President, Human Resources

Jackie Stewart Lynch

  • Vice President, Distribution Operations

Distribution Team

Sam Partner

  • Managing Vice President, International Distribution, London.

Territories: France, Spain, UK, Italy, Switzerland (French and Italian Speaking) Pan VOD and FRE Belgium

Anna Budashevskaya

  • Vice President, Sales, International Distribution, London.

Territories: Germany, Central & Eastern Europe and Latin America

Fiona MacDonald

  • Sales Executive, London.

Territories: Scandinavia, Turkey, Greece, Cyprus, Israel, Benelux, Middle East and In-Flight

Carolina Pribanic

  • Sales Executive, London.

Territories: Asia, Africa, Australia, New Zealand, and Portugal

Maria de Ritter

  • Senior Sales Coordinator, London.

Aizha Aubakirova

  • Sales Coordinator, London.