CEO

Tom Berry
CEO

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
Head of Distribution
Montreal

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
Head of International Distribution
London

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.

 
Adam Fratto
Head of Series
Los Angeles

Adam is an LA-based TV producer, seasoned in both US and international content.  He launched Reel One’s Series Division in 2017.  Prior to that, he has worked as an independent producer and was Head of Drama at New Zealand’s Pukeko Pictures, sister company to Weta (Lord of the Rings, Avatar, etc) and has worked under deals at Lifetime, Fremantle, HBO, eOne, Fox TV Studios, and others.

 
Gilles Laplante
Head of Production
Vancouver

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
Head of Business Affairs
Vancouver

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.

 
Johanne Gauthier
Head of Finance
Montreal

Johanne has a CPA designation and an MBA in Finance. She has over 25 years of experience in finance and accounting. She held several management positions in large international organisations such as Royal Bank of Canada, Future Electronics and Canada Steamship Line where she held the role of Corporate Treasurer. Johanne developed strong abilities in international corporate financing, treasury,  derivative products, tax planning, reporting and treasury/accounting software implementations.

Distribution Team

 
Anna Budashevskaya
International Distribution Manager
London. Territories: Germany, Central & Eastern Europe, Scandinavia, Greece
e.abudashevskaya@reeloneent.com

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 Executive
London. Territory: Asia, Middle East
e.maboelfadle@reeloneent.com

Mai handles new business development in Asia 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.

Human Resources

 
Mariama Dramé
Head of HR
Montréal

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
Head of TV Movie Development
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
Global Drama Executive - Series
London

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.

 
Nicole Reid
Executive, Creative Development & Production
Vancouver
 
Laurence Braun
Senior Director of TV Movie Development
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.

Business Affairs

 
Lydia Guo
VP of Business and Legal Affairs
Vancouver

Lydia works closely with the executive team to structure strategic deals with talent, financiers and producing partners. A graduate of the University of Toronto and Osgoode Hall Law School, Lydia held high-level legal and business roles at international production companies and studios. Most recently, she was Head of Business Affairs at LARK Productions, a subsidiary of NBCUniversal International Studios.