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Breakfast Briefing with Joel Pearlman, Co-CEO Roadshow Films
Screen Producers Australia
Joel Pearlman is the CEO of Roadshow Films – a division of Village Roadshow Limited.
Village Roadshow Limited (“VRL”) is a publicly listed and leading international entertainment company with core businesses in Theme Parks, Cinema Exhibition, Film Distribution and Film Production.
As CEO of Roadshow Films, Joel oversees the theatrical film distribution and acquisitions teams. Roadshow Films is Australia’s leading film distributor – distributing films in Australia and New Zealand on behalf of Warner Bros. Roadshow has distribution agreements with many leading independent film distribution companies including Lionsgate, The Weinstein Company and STX as well as many independent producers and sales agents. In 2014 Roadshow Films announced a new equity investment and strategic partnership with FilmNation Entertainment providing new growth opportunities and expanding the company’s presence in the global entertainment marketplace.
In addition, Roadshow Films has recently created Roadshow Rough Diamond – bringing John Edwards and Dan Edwards to join Roadshow in creating a slate of television productions.
Roadshow Films has been responsible for releasing such films as THE HUNGER GAMES: MOCKINGJAY PART 2, MAD MAX: FURY ROAD, AMERICAN SNIPER, THE LEGO MOVIE and MAGIC MIKE XXL.
Joel also oversees Roadshow’s Australian production division with local releases including PAPER PLANES, ODDBALL,THE DAUGHTER and the RED DOG films.
Additionally, Joel is currently on the board of the Melbourne International Film Festival and the Motion Picture Distributors Association of Australia.
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