About

CELEBRATING 25+ YEARS
IN THE FILM INDUSTRY

Shoreline Entertainment is one of the longest running and most prolific film sales companies in the entertainment industry, and home to renowned producer Morris Ruskin. The team attends more than 15 media markets and film festivals around the globe each year. Shoreline has produced and represented films that have been nominated for Spirit Awards, Golden Globes, and Sundance Grand Jury Prizes, and films that have premiered at Berlinale, TIFF, and more …

LATIN AMERICAN CINEMA

Shoreline is a preeminent player in the Latin American film market. With more than 30 titles from the Spanish-speaking world, including films that have premiered at Sundance and been nominated for Golden Globes, we’re the perfect place for Latin American cinema to find worldwide recognition.

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THE FILM-WORKERS

We’ve built a strong, creative team
to develop and execute globalized strategies. Meet our All-Stars:

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MORRIS RUSKIN

CEO

As accomplished as he is tall in stature, Morris has produced more than 50 films, including titles that have resulted in Oscar nominations, top-tier festival openings, and some classic one-liners (“Coffee is for closers”). Read the full rundown here…

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SAM EIGEN

Executive Vice President

If you’re lucky enough to catch him on the rare day he isn’t travelling the corners of the earth to find and build relationships with distributors, broadcasters, and festival programmers, he’d be delighted to give you a ride on his Harley.

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MELODY DJAVADI

VP Acquisitions

Melody not only determines what content we acquire, but serves as head of contract negotiations, and to top things off, she attends multiple markets as a year in a sales capacity. If things ever go south, we know where to first point the finger …

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STEVE MACY

VP Operations

With the unchecked power that comes with 15 years of employment at a single company, “Mace” can’t resist meddling in every aspect of the business’s operation, to his colleagues’ frequent consternation and occasional relief.

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VANESSA FUSS

VP Communications

Despite being fluent in only one language, Vanessa is the key liaison between our filmmakers, buyers, and the Shoreline team itself. She has countless further responsibilities, but listing all of them here would be disrespectful toward your bandwidth.

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MICHELLE WELCH

Director of Sales

Michelle could sell shaved ice to an Snowman. With a knack for whatever you throw at her, it took her no time at all to become our go-to for getting deals done. The cherry on top? Her very presence profoundly elevates our industry-wide karaoke reputation.

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JENNIFER ISHIKATA

Content Manager

Don’t be fooled by Jen’s outward kindness: she’s also wicked…ly hilarious! As our very own in-house Content Manager, Jen ensures we get what we need from filmmakers, then delivers it to distributors around the world on-time and in-check.

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CHARLES HOPKINS

Director, Development & Production

Because every company should have a token Australian, Charles deploys his charming accent and legal background as he oversees acquisitions of projects in development, as well as the development and production slates for the production division.

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JULIA MATSON

Festival Coordinator

Once upon a time, the inimitable Julia was living in Paris as an Au Pair. Now stateside, she tolerates the domestic wine and treats each Shoreline film like a delicate baby under her care. As our resident festival expert, she can connect the dots with her eyes closed.

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ANDREI DIMA

Chief Information Officer

Like a contemporary Tarzan of the Apes, Andrei has been raised by a gaggle of computers, and he speaks only their language. We are at this young man’s complete and utter mercy, a fact he obnoxiously refuses to allow us to forget.

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