Paul Wiegard

Founder & Co-Managing Director - Madman Entertainment
Madman Entertainment is a leading independent distribution and rights management company for film and television with offices in Melbourne, Auckland & Berlin, with an integrated business structure established on four key commercial pillars: Theatrical Distribution, Physical Media (DVD & Blu Ray), Digital and Ancillary sales.
It recently launched successful streaming VoD services AnimeLab ( 500k+ subscribers) and DocPlay (35k+ registered users since 1st Dec 2016).  It also owns adventure film distributor Garage Entertainment.
Madman’s distributed films have won more than 20 Oscars including Searching For Sugarman, Man On Wire,  Spirited Away, The Cove…  Australian & NZ films include: Hunt For The Wilderpeople, Kenny, Animal Kingdom, What We Do In The Shadows, That Sugar Film, Jasper Jones, Gurrumul..  Madman has an annual turnover of $50M+ and a staff of more than ninety.
Paul’s current industry roles include:
– Australian Independent Distributors Association (AIDA) – President ( 2015 – )
– Board Member – Australian Centre Of the Moving Image (ACMI)
– Board Member – Aust. Home Entertainment Distributors Association (AHEDA) & former Chairperson
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