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Ex-CableReady exec joins Chicken Soup

Lou OcchioneFormer CableReady and CMJ Productions sales chief Lou Occhicone has joined Chicken Soup for the Soul Entertainment.

The exec worked for the now defunct CableReady for 13 years before joining US prodco CMJ as head of a new third-party rights sales business.

He has subsequently consulted for Buck Productions and Australia-based Flame Distribution, but has now joined Chicken Soup as senior VP of business affairs and distribution.

He will focus on expanding Chicken Soup (CSS Entertainment)’s international sales business.

“Lou brings a wealth of experience building out global distribution for content, understanding the partners, business practices and cultural preferences that vary from region to region,” said Elana Sofko, SVP of business development and operations.

“His strong business instincts and relationships will serve us well as we accelerate our efforts to distribute and monetise our content around the world.”

“CSS Entertainment has a disruptive business model,” said Occhicone. “The company’s uplifting content is highly marketable globally as evidenced by our recent success in securing international distribution agreements. I look forward to contributing to the company’s continued success.”