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CineCoup Film Accelerator is a platform as studio model that is disrupting the way independent films are packaged, marketed and financed.

  • Stage Product In Development
  • Industry Media and Entertainment
  • Location Vancouver, BC, Canada
  • Currency CAD
  • Founded May 2012
  • Employees 3
  • Website

Company Summary

Staged on a social web platform, CineCoup is creating a new model for feature film development, financing and distribution. Piloted initially in Canada (Fall 2012), teams apply and advance through a gamified development process designed to package their concept and build audiences. The top teams will receive $1 Million in financing and a guaranteed release in CinePlex theatres. Following pilot, CineCoup will expand into international markets.


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    Jason Joly

    J. left a 10-year career in film and TV, where he saw the first hand challenges facing traditional top-down media models arising from the explosion of new social-web and mobile technologies. Frustrated by the reluctance of the industry to embrace change, he relocated to Vancouver and founded OverInteractive Media Inc., receiving private investment to develop dimeRocker - an innovative social gamification platform. The platform was a finalist fo

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    Brian Wideen

    Including 13 years in senior roles at Electronic Arts Canada, and starting as a computer programmer, Brian’s career includes stops in educational software, process control, telecom, and video games. His time at EA focused on providing multi-disciplinary teams an environment to excel, while ensuring on-time delivery of properties that met fiscal goals. This included directing specific game teams, production groups made up of multiple game teams,

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    Brad Pelman
    Head of Sales & Distribution

    With over 20 years' experience in all aspects of program distribution, Theatrical, Home Entertainment, Television and Digital content licensing, Mr. Pelman has an enviable contact list and a no nonsense approach to business. Mr. Pelman recently departed Alliance Films as Executive VP, Distribution following the sale of Maple Pictures Corp, a company he co-founded and served as co-president since 2005. He presided over a team of 46 distribution pr

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    Bill Marks
    Head of Content Production

    Marks' film career spans over two decades, and includes numerous writer, director (14 Days in Paradise and Curse of the Iron Mask) and producer roles. His producer credits include A Dark Truth, starring Andy Garcia, Eva Longoria and Forest Whitaker; Compulsion, starring Heather Graham and Carrie-Anne Moss; Split Decision starring Brendan Fraser and Dominic Purcell; Swearnet, starring the former Trailer Park Boys; Sidney J. Furie’s A Pride of Lion

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    Amy Lennon
    Senior Platform Producer

    After graduating with a journalism degree, Amy co-produced an independent documentary for television. Living the dream, broke, she began moonlighting with ad agencies as a copywriter and producer for a new digital platform called the world wide web. Since then, she has continued to evolve her professional skills in sync with changing business models, technologies and audiences. Amy brings 15 years' experience executing strategy and content for a


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    Goodmans & Dentons

Previous Investors

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    Mike Edwards
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    Jason Bailey