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Breakfast Bytes with Gem Benedict

Thursday, 22 June 2017 - 8:00am
New York City
BAFTA New York is pleased to invite you and a guest to our breakfast series BREAKFAST BYTES, an informal conversation with experts in the expanding world of digital and interactive media. This month our guest speaker is Gem Benedict, Head of Content at Playster. Coffee and pastries will be served!

Gem Benedict oversees acquisitions for Playster, an all-in-one entertainment service, offering unlimited streaming of ebooks, audiobooks, music, movies, and TV shows, bringing millions of premium titles together in one easy-to-use app. She is responsible for driving Playster’s content strategy and building partnerships with a wide range of publishers, labels and distributors across Playster’s various media types. Since joining Playster in October 2016, she has negotiated deals with premium media providers, including Simon & Schuster and Universal Music, among many others – ranging from independent distributors to major broadcast networks and studios.

Prior to joining Playster, Benedict oversaw global licensing for Cinedigm, a leading independent film and TV content distributor, and was responsible for sales across subscription VOD, pay TV networks and free and basic cable TV networks, including non-theatrical sales. While at Cinedigm, she led and executed Cinedigm’s global SVOD expansion into 190 countries and was responsible for business development with new and existing OTT platforms.

Benedict began her entertainment career in International Sales at NBC Universal.