Slated is an online marketplace for film financing and dealmaking — connecting a global network of investors, filmmakers and industry professionals.
For filmmakers, Slated is a platform to promote viable films to an engaged audience. For investors and the industry, Slated provides access to qualified filmmakers and leading organizations to facilitate targeted introductions and help discover viable projects.
Backed by prominent angel investors in the entertainment and finance communities, Slated has built a passionate management team with experience from major studios, technology, and financing companies.
Members include some of the world's most prolific filmmakers and actors from films such as: Pulp Fiction, Good Will Hunting, Iron Man, The Kids Are All Right, An Inconvenient Truth, and The Descendants.
Stephan Paternot Chairman & CEO
Stephan is co-founder, Chairman & CEO of Slated. Stephan is also co-founder and Chairman of PalmStar Entertainment. Founded in 2004, the film production company specializes in literary adaptations and true stories. Read more ›
Stephan is also the founder and general partner of the Actarus Funds. Founded in 2002, these angel funds have backed such companies as LendingClub, SecondMarket, Indiegogo, AngelList and many more. Prior to this he co-founded one of the first Internet community sites, theglobe.com in 1994. The company set stock market history when it went public in 1998 with a record setting IPO pushing the company valuation to over $1 Billion. Over a six-year span the company grew to over 300 employees with the website becoming one of the top thirty most trafficked sites in the world with nearly 10% of all internet users visiting the site monthly. In 1999 Stephan won the Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year Award and in 2001 published “A Very Public Offering”, a non-fiction business book detailing his experience at theglobe.com. Before founding the company Stephan attended Cornell University where he earned a Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science. Stephan grew up in Switzerland and the United Kingdom before attending college in the United States.
Beyond his duties at the Actarus Funds, Stephan sits on the board of the Heineman Foundation, based in New York, and on the board of its sister organization the Heineman-Stiftung, based in Berlin. The aims of the foundations are to give financial support to educational, artistic, cause based and scientific non-for profit institutions. Stephan also sits on the board of the Independent Filmmaker Project IFP.org, the largest national non-for profit organization dedicated to supporting independent filmmakers. Stephan resides between New York City and Los Angeles. ‹ Read less
Sue Devine Investor Relations
Sue manages individual and institutional investor relations for Slated. She works with the investor community on Slated to ensure interests are accurately represented thereby translating into an optimal experience for investors, filmmakers and the industry. Read more ›
She began her career in film as an Agent Trainee at William Morris and, while at the agency, worked with some of its highest profile clients and identified new talent. Sue then moved on to direct and produce an independent film.
After her time in LA, she returned to New York getting her MBA from Columbia Business School, where Goldman Sachs recruited her for its Private Wealth Management Division to manage the wealth of high net worth individuals. Thereafter, Sue become the Executive Director of Sales for SoFi (Social Finance), a startup disrupting the student loan industry.
As well as attaining her MBA from Columbia, Sue graduated with a BA from Hamilton College.‹ Read less
Colin Brown Editorial Director
As Editorial Director, Colin oversees the creation of Slated’s online resources with the aim of bridging the communication gap between the investment community and filmmakers closing deals. He is also works with the team to develop Slated’s international expansion strategy. Read more ›
Prior to joining Slated’s team, Colin was an award-winning editor and journalist who was most closely identified with Screen International. As Editor-in-Chief, a title he held for a decade, he has overseen the publication of daily printed newspapers at all the leading film markets including the American Film Market and the film festivals of Cannes, Berlin and Toronto.
Colin led the publication’s push into conferences targeted specifically at the film industry’s global deal-making community. He launched, programmed and chaired several annual events, including both the European Film Finance Summit held at the Berlin Film Festival and the UK Film Finance Conference in London.
He continues to moderate industry events including those at the Cannes Film Festival, the Asian Film Market in South Korea and Hong Kong’s FilMart. He also serves as an ongoing industry consultant for the Dubai International Film Festival.
Born in the UK, Colin attended Cambridge University, where he received his bachelor’s and master’s degrees.‹ Read less
Matt Semanyshyn Developer
As a member of Slated's technical team, Matt focuses on backend development. Prior to joining Slated, Matt worked on visual effects for "The Green Lantern" and "The Amazing Spider-Man" with Sony Pictures Imageworks. Matt is a graduate of Columbia University with a degree in Computer Science.
Jennifer is Slated’s Chief Operating Officer. In this capacity, she is instrumental in the overall development, strategy and oversight of Slated’s film financing platform. Ms. Anderson also manages the operational aspects of the business including finance & accounting, legal, human resources and strategy. Read more ›
Prior to joining Slated, Ms. Anderson worked in film finance and distribution, most recently as the Head of Finance & Strategic Operations at Red Envelope Entertainment (Netflix). She was also the VP of Finance at Paramount Vantage, Manager of Motion Picture Planning at Paramount Pictures, and a Financial Analyst at both Butler Capital Corporation and J.P. Morgan & Co.,Inc.
Ms. Anderson graduated from Georgetown University with a B.S. in Business Administration and holds an MBA from Columbia Business School. ‹ Read less
Mark Chackerian Lead Developer
Mark is Slated’s lead developer with 22 years of experience as a software developer and manager in interactive media, including experience in television, music, news, and finance. Read more ›
Previous positions include VP Product Development at UrFilez.com, Technical Director for the American Stock Exchange web site, and the first programmer on reuters.com. ‹ Read less
Susan Wrubel Film Industry Relations
Susan Wrubel oversees relationships with US distributors, packaging agents, producers, financiers and international sales agents for Slated. Read more ›
A film executive with over 16 years of experience in film acquisitions, sales, marketing, and distribution, Susan spent 11 years in the NY art-house world, before moving to LA in 2004 as the VP of Acquistions and Co-Productions for Paramount Classics, Paramount Pictures’ specialty division. During her tenure, she oversaw acquisitions of completed features worldwide and potential projects for co-production. In addition to acquisitions and co-productions, she handled the sub-licensing of Paramount Classics’ foreign rights to independent distributors abroad and managed the division’s relationship with United International Pictures.
Susan continues to consult for internationally focused companies in content acquisition and aggregation helping to secure production financing and distribution as well as advising NY, LA, Latin American and European-based independent producers.
Susan is a graduate of the University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia, PA. ‹ Read less
Barry Silbert is the Founder and CEO of SecondMarket, the largest secondary market dedicated to creating liquidity for alternative assets. The company has facilitated billions of dollars in transactions through its network of more than 20,000 buyers and sellers, and currently there is more than $20 billion in assets available for sale on SecondMarket.
John W. Gibbons spent 13 years leading monetization for the Internet Movie Database (IMDb.com), an Amazon.com company. His role involved global site product and ad format development, sales strategy, and operations. He is currently the Vice President of Studio & International Solutions at Unicast, an acknowledged publisher partner for digital ad product innovation, development, serving, and analytics. His role involves leadership for driving revenue via global publisher relationships.
The Actarus Funds are a series of angel funds that have backed notable internet companies including LendingClub, SecondMarket, Indiegogo, AngelList and many others. Stephan Paternot serves as General Partner of the funds.
Tory Metzger was President of MRC Film, where she was responsible for sourcing and structuring MRC’s film projects. Prior to MRC, Ms. Metzger was a Partner at Creative Artists Agency where for 16 years she worked with artists including Tom Cruise, Ang Lee and Cameron Crowe. Ms. Metzger is a Member of The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences and on the Advisory Board of the Carsey-Wolf Center.
Nelson Cheng is a former Product Manager and Product Marketing Manager for Google and Amazon.com with experience in product development, strategic planning, and marketing. He currently is an advisor to tech startups including Signpost and Miso Media, both backed by Google Ventures.