Company

RightsTrade is the entertainment industry’s online marketplace for film, television and digital media rights licensing. By connecting distributors with content owners through our mobile Market on Demand™ we open up more possibilities for buyers to find and license content, and generate incremental sales for content owners. Our unique SaaS platform is transforming the sales process by automating every step from lead to close to collection.

Content owners and sales agents already trust the RightsTrade Market on Demand™ to list and promote 5493 titles to our growing community of 16774 industry buyers who have already viewed 178999 screeners.


Leadership Team

Our leadership team has 100+ combined years of experience in the entertainment industry, with a strong focus on developing and implementing commercial and back-end solutions for leading film and television companies. In addition, RightsTrade employs a team of highly qualified IT engineers and developers with decades of experience implementing back-end and front-end solutions for more than 50 leading media and entertainment companies.

Steven Polster
CEO
Steven Polster is a senior management executive with 20 years of experience developing and launching new products, and setting up high-performing teams in the entertainment and media industry. Prior to joining RightsTrade, he was instrumental in rebuilding the newly spun-off Miramax's international licensing business, and running the company's theatrical and non-theatrical lines of business. Mr. Polster previously held various senior executive positions at Technicolor, including that of Senior Vice President of Global Sales & Marketing for its Creative Services division, and has also held product management roles at Paramount, Mattel, and with ecommerce startups. With a lifelong passion for global business, Steven speaks four languages, and he has held various executive positions in international markets including Rome, London, Los Angeles and Caracas.
Laurie Woodrow
Sales and Client Relations
Laurie is a veteran industry executive with over 25 years of experience in international film distribution, specializing in the acquisition and worldwide distribution of independent feature films. Laurie was Executive Vice President of Fierce Entertainment from 2009 to 2012, and President/owner of Trans-Pacific Media from 1994 to 2009. She has advised over 40 international distribution companies, and been instrumental in the acquisition of hundreds of films, including major theatrical titles and award winning festival films. She has been a featured speaker for Film Independent, Women in Film, the American Pavilion in Cannes and is a voting member of BAFTA (British Academy of Film and Television Arts).
Robert Barry
Product Development
Robert brings 25 years of experience defining, building, governing and maintaining world-class, global Information Technology solutions. Prior to joining RightsTrade, Robert held product development and business intelligence roles at Yahoo, and management consultancy positions at Capgemini and IBM, where he deployed strategic and IT solutions for top entertainment companies such as Warner Bros, Disney, Sony Pictures, and Live Nation.
Jason Kassin
Board Member
Jason Kassin is co-Founder and CEO of FilmTrack, the leading cloud-based, SaaS, IP Management platform for the Media and Entertainment industry. FilmTrack, backed by Insight Venture Partners, currently enables over 150 clients worldwide to manage, monetize and measure their content and related assets. An industry expert in the development of rights and content management solutions, Jason launched FilmTrack in the 1990s and has been instrumental in establishing FilmTrack as the largest content and right management platform globally. Jason, an accomplished screenwriter, actor and software engineer, navigates seamlessly between the technical and creative worlds from artistic inception through commercial exploitation.
Stephen Kassin
Board Member
Stephen Kassin is Co-Founder and President of FilmTrack , the leading cloud-based, SaaS, IP Management platform for the Media and Entertainment industry. Stephen’s relationships with hundreds of content owners and sales agents across the production and distribution spectrum provide him with in-depth knowledge of international content distribution, licensing and rights management. Exceedingly devoted to customer satisfaction and a key asset in shaping FilmTrack's identity, value and recognition in the industry, Stephen’s work has been crucial in establishing new paradigms in the IP management and distribution industries.


Partners

We are proud to work with industry leading solutions to ensure the highest quality experience for our community of vetted industry professionals.

Over 150 leading media and entertainment clients trust FilmTrack to manage their content rights and metadata. RightsTrade has integrated with FilmTrack’s cloud-based platform, allowing their clients to automatically migrate and sync all of their metadata and rights availabilities to the RightsTrade marketplace.

Amazon Web Services is Amazon’s premier suite of global storage, analytics, application, and deployment services that enables RightsTrade to optimize secure streaming, reduce transfer time and scale applications. Amazon S3 is also compliant with the Motion Picture Association of America (MPAA) set of best practices for securely storing, processing, and delivering protected media and content.

RightsTrade is an official Industry Partner of EIDR, an association to provide universal identifiers for film and television assets across the entertainment supply chain. With membership from major studios, distribution service providers, digital and physical distributors and retailers including NBCUniversal, Time Warner, Disney, Sony, Paramount, Google, Microsoft, Netflix, Rovi, Comcast, Verizon, Technicolor, Deluxe, RightsTrade has integrated EIDR into its marketplace platform, and fully supports the establishment of this universal industry standard for title management and rights licensing.

Freeway Entertainment is a leading financial services company active in the global entertainment industry and an official financial partner of the RightsTrade marketplace. RightsTrade members' licensing contracts which use Freeway Entertainment can rely on a seamless collections process and communication flow between buyer, seller, collection agent and their RightsTrade account.

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