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, with offices in Beverly Hills, London, and Vancouver, and its head office in Montreal.

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

Sebastian is in charge of the global strategy and planning of the current and future business of the company, from development, acquisition, financing, production and distribution of Reel One’s vast TV content to other ancillary and corporate business.

Louisa Cadywould
Senior Vice President, Head of International Distribution

Heading up the London office, Louisa spearheads Reel One International’s growing global business. Louisa is responsible for ensuring an expanding slate of content, through acquisitions and in-house development, and oversees the licensing of scripted content to TV channels and platforms worldwide. Louisa is also Exec Producer for Reel One movies.

Jacqueline Lynch
Vice President, Distribution
Claire Benoit
General Counsel
Mariama Dramé
Vice President, Human Resources

Distribution Team

Sam Partner
Vice President, International Distribution
London. Territories: UK, Australia, New Zealand, Benelux, Portugal, Switzerland (Italian & French Speaking)

Sam is responsible for the licensing of Reel One’s catalogue to UK, Australia, New Zealand, Benelux, Portugal, Switzerland and has over 20 years’ experience in sales roles across both Film and TV Distribution. Sam previously worked at Beyond Distribution, and Pokémon and Fremantle Media.

Sofia Martinenghi
International Distribution Executive, Scripted TV in International Distribution
Latin America
Anna Budashevskaya
Sales Director, International Distribution
London. Territories: Germany, Central & Eastern Europe, Scandinavia, Greece

Anna joined the London Team to nurture and monetise the Reel One catalogue in the territories of Central Eastern Europe, German-speaking Europe, Scandinavia and Inflight. She has worked in international content distribution for eight years with factual distributors TVF International and TCB Media Rights.

Ryan Scott
Sales Executive, International Distribution
London. Territories: Africa & Digital Sales

Ryan handles the VOD, Inflight and non-theatrical sales for ROI and works closely with the distribution team across the territories worldwide. Prior to joining Reel One, he worked in international distribution at US studio CBS.