Glenn Kendrick Ackermann, Jason Piette, Ewan Dunbar Disrupting Influence
Glenn Kendrick Ackermann
Glenn has over 15 years experience in international and domestic sales, finance, packaging and acquisitions. He attended UCLA School of Law (Member of California Bar) and UCLA School of Theater, Film & Television Post Graduate Producers Program. His career in entertainment started with Arnold Kopelson Productions and then as an agent-trainee at Triad Artists which merged with WME. From there, he moved into international film sales working at Quadra Entertainment, Helkon International Pictures and Capitol Films. Glenn has sold films with noted producers and directors such as Edward R. Pressman, Terrence Malick, Taylor Hackford, and Charles Roven. He is an executive producer on films such as Ironclad, Sweetwater and Iron Sky: The Coming Race and a producer on Infinite Loop.
During his career he has secured international pre-sales and has licensed international and domestic distribution rights for finished films. He has been involved in the sourcing, selecting, packaging, project managing and financing of first-run theatrical titles and library titles. He is also experienced in sourcing regional soft monies and private equity. He is attached as a producer / executive producer and as sales agent on a number of film and television projects. He divides his time between Germany and California and is a member of the California State Bar.
Jason Piette is a producer and film financier with over 50 movies and TV series to his name, including the $25M The Merchant Of Venice starring Al Pacino and Jeremy Irons; Head In The Clouds ($20M) starring Charlize Theron and Penelope Cruz, (both for Sony Pictures Classics); and the $33M Napoleon TV series for A & E in the United States. He has eighteen years’ experience in international film sales since 2001, acquiring and driving sales for a wide range of films including Andrew Nicoll’s Lord Of War, and Scott Stewart’s Legion. He attended Cambridge University.
Development Sales Acquisitions
Ewan began his career in production management, assistant directing and aerial location services working on titles such as World War Z, 360, Chatroom (dir. Hideo Nakata) and Rush before moving into international sales, acquisitions and production in 2012. During this time Ewan has sold feature and television content to major and minor territories, produced, appeared on judging panels at film festivals and was named in The Business of Film’s “International Village of Independents”. At Disrupting Influence, Ewan works in international sales, acquisitions, development and production.