Streaming service Tribeca Shortlist announced today that it has hired veteran programming exec Elisabeth Glass as SVP and head of content acquisition.
Launched last year by Tribeca Enterprises and Lionsgate, Tribeca Shortlist offers a carefully curated selection of films across all genres, encompassing studio features, indies, foreign films and documentaries.
Over the course of her 35-year career, Glass has held senior programming and acquisition posts at HBO Cinemax, Starz Encore and HDNet Movies. Most recently, she was a principal at EFG Media, a content acquisition consulting firm that worked with Lionsgate’s Comic Con service and its co-venture with Alibaba in China, as well as Tribeca Shortlist.
“Elisabeth’s taste and knowledge of fantastic films is unsurpassed,” said Jeff Bronikowski, president of Tribeca Shortlist, in a statement. “She has already selected a wonderful collection of movies for our service and I look forward to working with her as we expand our content offering.”
Unlike streaming services such as Netflix, which recommends content to users based on complicated data algorithms, Tribeca Shortlist uses a select group of people it terms “shortlisters” — actors, filmmakers, entertainers and industry leaders — to come up with its picks. The list includes Alec Baldwin, Kelly LeBrock, Andrea Navedo (“Jane the Virgin”), Griffin Dunne, Martha Stewart, director Brett Ratner (“Rush Hour”) and producer Jon Kilik (“The Hunger Games”).
Priced at $4.99 a month (with a 14-day introductory free trial), Tribeca Shortlist is available on select Roku players, Amazon Fire TV, iPhone, iPad, the web and as a subscription to Amazon Prime members through Amazon Video.