Brad Pelman is an executive producer, advisor, consultant and filmed content distribution expert with over 27 years of experience. He has held positions previously with Sony Pictures, Lionsgate Entertainment, Maple Pictures and Alliance Films. Presently he is President of Creator Rights Co. where he is working with content creators to develop, finance and eventually produce their filmed entertainment projects. Pelman has been on the board of directors of the National Screen Institute (NSI) since 2009 having served as Co-Chair and presently Vice Chair of the Board. NSI is a Winnipeg MB based school dedicated to training the next generation of Canada’s content creators through practical real-world placement and workplace experience sharing initiatives. He joined the Bell Fund Board in November of 2019 where he serves as a member of the programming committee. In 2022, The Bell Fund provided financial contributions of over $13.6 million to 122 projects, supporting development and audio visual programming. Included in this were 24 short-form digital series with 24 accompanying discoverability plans, 40 series for broadcast television and 34 development slates.
Maple Pictures, a company co-founded in 2005 with Lionsgate Entertainment, was sold to Alliance films in 2010. He joined Alliance for a transition period of time before launching Pelman Corp. an entertainment consulting company.
Since 2011, Pelman was involved in producing, distribution and advising various content producers and production companies until 2014 when he purchased the library of the original Fremantle Corporation with LA based equity partner Kilburn Media. Pelman used his extensive network and experience to provide Kilburn, Fremantle Corp. and its related companies with content opportunities, from library acquisition, corporate acquisition, advisory and restructure services that parallel with Kilburn’s content and production strategy. In 2019, Kilburn Media purchased Pelman’s interest back and now controls 100% of Fremantle Corp. with Pelman remaining in an advisory capacity.
Well-known and respected within the industry, Pelman has served on many advisory boards and is regularly called upon to share his experience with peers at conferences and festivals such as Banff Television Festival, Telefilm Canada Feature Film Advisory Board, Ontario Media Development Corp, Toronto Film Festival, Hot Docs and CMPA PrimeTime in Ottawa, Canada.