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 more than one hundred and thirty movies and 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, Distrubution

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.

Gilles Laplante
Senior Vice President, Production

At Reel One, Gilles manages the company’s strong presence in the British Columbia film industry while overseeing productions in Vancouver, Los Angeles, Buffalo, New Mexico and Atlanta. He has produced three TV series and over 100 television movies for Lifetime, Hallmark and UpTV. With over 25 years in the biz, Gilles has moved from the independent side of filmmaking to commercial production and business management.

Breanne Hartley
Executive Vice President, Legal & Business Affairs

Across all of Reel One’s corporate business activities from development to distribution, Breanne is responsible for shaping and overseeing the company’s global business strategy, and structures the legal and finance of its worldwide production slate. Her career began in kids’ animation before joining the live-action world and Reel One in 2009.

Distribution Team

Anna Budashevskaya
Senior International Distribution Manager
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.

Mai Aboelfadle
International Distribution Manager
London. Territory: Asia, Middle East, Africa

Mai handles new business development in Asia, Africa and The Middle East and is responsible for windowing the rights and sales of Reel One’s TV movies and series. Mai has previously worked at the London office of US studio Warner Bros. She is fluent in both Arabic and Japanese.

Gerardo Daglio
International Distribution Executive
Buenos Aires. Territories: Latin America, US Hispanic

Gerardo's Spanish fluency, and experience working with premium networks, such as FOX, has given him an essential knowledge of the television market in Latin America. He is a vital member in Reel One's growing team, expanding our catalogue to new territories and markets.

Human Resources

Mariama Dramé
Head of Human Resources

With over 10 years of progressive Human Resources experience, Mariama partners and collaborates with all business units. She plays an active role in advising and supporting the Executive team and the employees in the development, deployment and application of HR interventions and strategies.

Development Team​

David DeCrane
Executive Producer
Los Angeles

David is based in Los Angeles and leads the Reel One group that produces suspense thrillers for national and international network acquisitions, from initial concept to final post production.

Dominic Schreiber
International Global Drama Executive - Series

Based in London, Dominic is responsible for sourcing and developing drama series for the international market, as well as securing pre-sales and nurturing relationships with co-production partners. He was previously Executive Producer, Scripted, for Motion Content Group. Prior to that, he was International Development Manager at Channel 4.

Laurence Braun
Vice President, Scripted Content
Los Angeles

Laurence handles development for romance, family and inspirational or faith-based drama movies for Reel One. He began his career as a theater and independent film producer and transitioned into TV movies with Hallmark Channel, then series development in kids television at Discovery alongside Hasbro Studios. Laurence then returned to Hallmark to break ground in original series and movies as the head of development for Hallmark Movies Now.