Magazine article Screen International

RightsTrade Marches on with New Signings

Magazine article Screen International

RightsTrade Marches on with New Signings

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Fortissimo, GK Films, Lightning Entertainment and Odin's Eye Entertainment are the latest companies to sign up to the online entertainment rights licensing marketplace.

The digital sales and acquisitions platform has been expanding its client base since former Miramax licensing executive Steven Polster arrived as CEO in September 2013.

Currently more than two dozen sales agents and content owners including Sierra Affinity and Voltage Pictures use RightsTrade's secure online screening service and Market On Demand rights licensing platform.

Since Polster's arrival the service has more than tripled its online screenings volume, added more than 1,000 film and TV titles, and registering 3,000 industry buyers.

The company has also developed its RightSearch rights availabilities search engine that enables buyers to search a database of millions of rights availabilities by territory, genre, year and distribution channel.

RightSearch is currently in beta testing with a pool of companies including the aforementioned clients and is anticipated to go live in the coming months. …

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