Who We Are

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

Headquartered in Montreal with offices in London and Los Angeles, 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.

Our CEO

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

Montreal

Louisa Cadywould

  • Senior Vice President, Head of International Distribution
  • London

Jacqueline Lynch

  • Vice President, Distribution
  • Montreal

Claire Benoit

  • General Counsel
  • Montreal

Mariama Dramé

  • Vice President, Human Resources
  • Montreal

Distribution Team

Sam Partner

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

Anna Budashevskaya

  • Vice President, Sales, International Distribution
    London. Territories: Germany, Central & Eastern Europe, Scandinavia, Greece, Turkey.

Ryan Scott

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

Sofia Martinenghi

  • International Distribution Executive, Scripted TV in International Distribution
  • Latin America, Spanish USA.