FilmRise Hires Daniel Gagliardi, Managing Director of Vudu, to Oversee AVoD and FAST Activities | News
New York-based streaming studio and network FilmRise has appointed former Vudu director Daniel Gagliardi as vice president of digital distribution and business development.
Gagliardi will oversee the growth and performance optimization of FilmRise’s AVoD and Ad-Funded Free TV (FAST) business. He will report to FilmRise Senior Vice President and Head of Sales, Melissa Wohl.
Prior to joining FilmRise, which operates the FilmRise Streaming Network, a portfolio of ad-supported streaming applications and FAST channels, Gagliardi was content manager for two years at the digital video store and US streaming service Vudu. His tenure at the company owned by Fandango Media included original programming and licensing.
Prior to that, he spent seven years with US studio Lionsgate, most recently as vice president of global television and digital distribution, overseeing content licensing partnerships with a particular focus on AVoD.
“[Gagliardi] brings valuable high-level experience working with major content providers and streaming platforms since the genesis of SVoD and AVoD, which will surely have an immediate positive impact on our initiatives in favor of our streaming partners and our FilmRise OTT’s own channels, âsaid Danny, CEO of FilmRise. Fisher in a statement.
According to the company, it has more than 50,000 scripted and unscripted films and TV episodes licensed and originally produced in all genres. These include Gordon Ramsay’s Hell’s Kitchen and Kitchen Nightmares, real crime series Unsolved Mysteries, and British series such as Peep Show, Shameless, and Midsomer Murders.
FilmRise’s roster of original productions includes Bloodline Detectives hosted by Nancy Grace and Meet, Marry, Murder.