About Pitchstream Media Inc.

Pitchstream Media Inc. is a team of experienced professionals who write, direct and produce shorts and feature-length motion pictures that have international mass appeal. We work closely with our production partners to put our collective resources 'on the screen' in the most cost effective and artistic manner.

Meet Our Team

George Rethy

Founder, President and Producer

 

Professional Experience:

  • Writer, producer, director
  • Entrepreneur and executive
  • Law, finance, private equity

 

 

Bio: After a successful wander in the commercial jungle, George has returned to the film industry where he first got started. He writes and produces award-winning feature motion pictures and interesting shorts. His focus is on ensuring profitable and artistic projects with sustainable revenue streams and a premium ROI for the project's investors.

 

Robert Wappel

Director, Legal and Business Affairs

 

Professional Experience:

  • Commercial business lawyer
  • Legal Counsel for numerous feature films worldwide

 

Bio: Robert has worked on commercial legal matters across all the continents. Multilingual and culturally diverse, he has advised on both the legal and business issues on many feature films and documentaries. He is also a poet and writer. His most interesting project was "Dracula's Shadow", a film by Arpad Szoczi. His most successful, "Sister Elisabeth - The Strength of Faith".

Zahra Vida Najari

Director of Co-Productions, Mid-East Regions/Asia

 

Professional Experience:

  • Actor
  • Producer, stage and screen

 

Bio: Vida started her career as an actor and producer of live stage productions in her native Iran. After moving to Canada, Vida continued to produce stage productions, and is now concentrating on the co-production of films with a definite Middle Eastern flavour.

Joseph Baiocco

Director of Production Financing

 

Professional Experience:

  • Financing Professional
  • Extensive knowledge of private equity and hedge fund sources of funds and of complex, non-traditional options

 

Bio:

Joseph is an entertainment financing professional having managed the successful financings of many productions for independent producers.  As the Director of Production Financing, he navigates the multitude of financing issues found in the entertainment business in order to realize returns for investors.

 

 


Antonio DiFruscio

Director of Investor Relations

 

Professional Experience:

  • Musician, songwriter, music producer
  • Film investor and film investment advisor

 

Bio:

Antonio has had a long career in the music industry, from Nashville to Toronto, including creating musical scores for a variety of films. Since then, he has invested in numerous film projects and has managed film investment consortia. We are pleased that he is now on the team with Pitchstream!