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Joel Pearlman (virtual)
CEO I Roadshow
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. In addition, Roadshow has distribution agreements with many of the leading independent film distribution companies including Lionsgate, Filmnation 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. Roadshow Films has recently increased its activity in the television production sector with the creation of Roadshow Rough Diamond. Lead by John Edwards and Dan Edwards, this venture will create scripted drama for the Australian and International marketplace.