Most recently, Gagliardi serves as FilmRise’s VP of Digital Distribution and Business Development. In this position, he oversees all aspects of the FilmRise library’s distribution to AVOD and FAST partners, globally. This includes developing and implementing customized strategies to maximize library value across new and existing partners. His purview spans the entire partner lifecycle: sourcing new partners, negotiating deal terms, collaborating with partners on content/channel selections and rollouts, and continually analyzing partner performance and implementing tactics that increase ROI. He also manages FilmRise’s FAST programming team, which programs 50+ FAST channels globally.
Previously, Gagliardi held a leadership role at Vudu, Inc. (at the time a Walmart company). As the Head of Content, he was responsible for building and leading the content partnerships team. He had oversight across the entire content offering, including: original programming, film/tv licensing, and third-party channel licensing. Daniel’s team oversaw all elements of the process, including: content strategy, sourcing and maintaining partnerships, deal negotiations, and financial planning & analysis. During his two and a half years running the team, Vudu debuted its first original television series MR. MOM (2019), its first original film ADVENTURE FORCE 5 (2019), commissioned a dozen additional originals, and partnered with hundreds of content licensors, including Disney, Warner Brothers, Sony, Lionsgate, MGM, FilmRise and Samuel Goldwyn, among others. These initiatives drove a three-fold increase in Vudu’s usage, by growing active users and average user session lengths across all demos.
Daniel joined Vudu in July 2018, after serving as Vice President of Worldwide Television & Digital Distribution at Lionsgate. During his seven year career at Lionsgate, Daniel worked alongside senior management in evaluating, planning and implementing strategies to maximize the value of the studio’s content. His role included overseeing content licensing partnerships across various rights groups, with an emphasis on ad-supported video on demand. During his tenure, Daniel built and led Lionsgate’s ad-supported licensing team, forging and overseeing industry-first deals with Hulu, YouTube, Tubi, Pluto TV, Roku, Amazon, and Crackle, among others. In addition to his licensing responsibilities, Daniel acted as the TV & Digital Distribution department’s lead on content acquisition and renewal activities. This involved building global licensing projections, negotiating acquisition deals with rights-holders, and managing rights-holder relationships.
Prior to his career in entertainment, Daniel worked for several years in finance in New York, for Bear Stearns. At Bear, Daniel worked on the European Equity Research team, focusing on the technology, media, and telecom sectors. Daniel is a graduate of Cornell University, where his degree included a year-long exchange program with the London School of Economics and Political Science.