Eric y. lapointe
NOT THE QUEBEC SINGER
NOT THE QUEBEC SINGER
Based in Vancouver, British Columbia, Eric Y. Lapointe, is the President & Founder of And Now Global, BC's newest TV distribution company, and the Board Chairperson of the Vancouver Web Fest. Formerly of Montreal, Lapointe spent over 15 years in international marketing & distribution sales; including 3 years at Just For Laughs and 9 years at Cirque du Soleil.
At Just For Laughs, Lapointe was responsible for the distribution & licensing rights to television channels and platforms in over 100 countries. His role included driving the company's global digital video strategy for social media platforms such as YouTube, Facebook and Snapchat. This included the launch of "Just For Labs", an in-house incubator for new digital content, which developed 90+ new comedy video clips. At Cirque du Soleil, Lapointe introduced the company's content onto VOD platforms including iTunes, Google Play and Hulu where a branded Cirque channel was launched.
Prior to getting his feet wet in television, Lapointe started his career by building his own indie record label, Grenadine Records, which helped launch the careers of The Dears, Shy Child and Alexis O'Hara. For fun, he played drums and toured across Canada in the bands Biffy Perdu and Nightwood and wrote a blog about discovering his Montreal neighbourhood. It his curiosity in people, places, projects and on-going interest to create that drives his career.
White Rock, BC / Cell: 514-929-8368 / firstname.lastname@example.org
Entertainment marketing professional with international sales experience and a core strength in the development of strategic partnerships. Core competencies: strategy, business development, digital marketing, branding, team management, mentorship/coaching, sponsorship, budgets, negotiations and legal affairs.
Present: And Now Global, President, TV & Digital Distribution
Available to build & execute international distribution plans & digital content monetization strategies. Current collaborators include ComediHa, Rogue Panda Pictures and Global Mechanic. Visit Andnowglobal.com for more info.
2015-2018: Just For Laughs, Senior Director, International TV & Digital Sales
2005-2014: Cirque du Soleil, Senior Advisor, Marketing & Distribution
2004-2005: Marketingisland.com, Client Services Manager
2000-2004: Grenadine Records, Co-Founder / Head of Marketing & Sales
Bishop’s University, BBA marketing concentration, Lennoxville, QC, 2000
Fully fluent in English and French. Introductory Mandarin.
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Eric Y. Lapointe
Company website: Andnowglobal.com
Hey look in the corner of the photo (place your phone horizontally to see)! It's Cirque du Soleil and the last show I worked on: KURIOS. Things do have a way of coming back around!