Eric Y. Lapointe is the founder of Vancouver, Canada’s newest international TV/Digital distribution & development company And Now Global. Lapointe brings over 15 years of content sales experience with major brands Just For Laughs and Cirque du Soleil.
In the past 10 years, Lapointe’s main focus has been on Foreign TV & VOD sales where he licensed over 4000 TV hours in over 100 countries.
Since launching And Now Global in May 2019, Lapointe has signed on new distribution clients including ComediHa!, Trembling Void and Imagine Create Media. Lapointe’s company has also expanded into sales development with its first clients: Vancouver’s award-winning animation studio Global Mechanic and comedy producers Rogue Panda Pictures. These efforts have led Lapointe to taking on an Executive Producer role for the world’s next non-verbal comedy, My Name is Pippo, in partnership with former Cirque du Soleil and Italian actor Pippo Crotti.
In this new digital era, And Now Global offers a new 360 vision that includes broadcasting, digital content & marketing. Lapointe’s experience in digital will be key for this shift. Lapointe was originally responsible for the digital expansion of Cirque du Soleil onto platforms such as Tou.tv, Hulu and iTunes. This work continued at Just For Laughs where Lapointe headed up the digital monetization team responsible for the company’s various YouTube channels that reached of over 6.5 million subscribers.