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Wendy Bernfeld

Founder & Managing Dir
Rights Stuff

Wendy Bernfeld, former Montrealer and founder/CEO of Rights Stuff (Amsterdam), is a passionate film buff with 25+ years in film/paytv/VOD channel startup, biz dev and content/programming experience in N.A. and EMEA/international. This includes (before Rights Stuff) prior multi-region roles as CEO Canal+ International, MD Alliance Atlantis and earlier on as entertainment lawyer.
Wendy has a J.D./LLB from Queens University, after one year of BA/MBA at McGill & University of Toronto. She was earlier, one of 10 Law Clerks to Chief Justice, Supreme Court and remains a member of the Ontario and UK bars.
Since founding Rights Stuff consulting/digital agency in ’99, she provides content strategy, licensing, including content curation, acquisition, distribution & development, to maximise rights/windows/audiences across an evolving digital landscape. Key expertise is international Pay/SVOD/AVOD/ /FAST/OTT deals & Originals deals – whether traditional, digital-first/webseries, cross-platform/hybrid, blockchain and/or VR/XR. She goes beyond just the ‘’big5’’Netflix/Amazon types to other thematic and (multi) regional services – the new buyers and (co-)funders – who compete head-on or complement.
Wendy is also a frequent lecturer, speaker, moderator on digital media and VR , as well as a strong supporter of the production/festival/industry sectors, including advisory boards (IDFA, Binger Film Institute, The Film Collaborative, etc). In 2010, Wendy was named one of the “Brave Thinkers of Indie Film, 2010” by Oscar-winning indie producer Ted Hope. Her most recent articles include, for the L.A. Film Collaborative, and Screen:

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Events featuring Wendy Bernfeld
Events featuring Wendy Bernfeld