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FilmChain appoints Jan Spielhoff as Product and Account Executive

London, 21st of January 2021

FilmChain, a digital collection management company (CAM), is pleased to announce that Jan Spielhoff, former Chief Operating Officer at HanWay Films, joined the fintech company as Product and Account Executive.

Serving the global film and television industry, FilmChain collects revenues and pays production stakeholders in a transparent and automatic manner, leveraging a private Ethereum blockchain ledger to maintain transaction information.

Spielhoff, who has over 15 years of legal, operational experience and in sales and distribution, will work closely with the FilmChain founders to drive the company’s enterprise strategy, targeting broadcasters, studios, and distributors with a new custom platform. Spielhoff will play a key role in the next phase of FilmChain’s expansion into the enterprise product, a customised participation management platform.

“The enterprise custom-solution is tackling data integrity, scalability, automation, reporting and analytics for broadcasters and distributors. Jan brings exceptional expertise in large production slates and distribution rights to FilmChain” Maria Tanjala, co-founder said.

“We’re thrilled to have Jan joining the team. Jan is a proven leader and understands both the  complexities and interdependencies of new technologies and the film industry. His extensive experience will further accelerate our growth as a company.” Irina Albita, co-founder said.

“It is a great moment to be joining FilmChain as unprecedented change drives demand for innovative solutions to complex industry problems. With FilmChain’s collection account service Maria and Irina have created a platform that could not be more vital for rights owners seeking transparency and real time information. I am really excited to work with the team to make the enterprise solution an equal success.”

About FilmChain

FilmChain is the fintech platform that pays professionals in the film and TV industries. Producers, investors, public financiers, sales agents and actors access their money and data in automatic, transparent processes. Named Startup of the Year at the London Business Awards 2020 and a SXSW Pitch 2020 finalist, FilmChain leverages blockchain technology and machine learning to save industry professionals millions of pounds in mismanaged funds, human errors and lack of data. The platform is used end-to-end by HBO, Council of Europe Eurimages, Creative Scotland, Film Fund Hamburg, Netherlands Film Fund, Nordisk Film & TV Fond, German Producers Association, Screen Australia and clients in the U.K., Europe, Canada, Australia and Israel.

Contact FilmChain: maria@bigcouch.co, irina@bigcouch.co, jan@filmchain.co