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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Team

WE WORK FOR FILMMAKERS

We’ve built a strong team to bring
a creative approach to a globalized strategy. Meet our All Stars:

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MORRIS RUSKIN

CEO

The OG of Shoreline Entertainment, Founder and The Boss, Morris has produced more than 50 films including titles that have led to 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

Sam never sleeps. As the head of the sales team, Sam traverses the globe selling Shoreline’s catalog to buyers worldwide and building relationships with distributors, broadcasters, and festival programmers. Back at home, he’s closing deals from the seat of his motorbike.

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MELODY DJAVADI

VP Acquisitions

The real brains of the operation, Melody has acquired films that have gone on to win big at Sundance and SXSW. She’s also been sighted opposite buyers, having attended Cannes, Mipcom, AFM, and more in a sales capacity. She truly does it all!

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STEVE MACY

VP Operations

Having celebrated 15 years at Shoreline, Steve keeps the lights on, the catalog updated, the checks clearing, and all the other fun stuff. He doubles as a marketing master, having crafted posters that have motivated mini-majors to acquire an indie.

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VANESSA FUSS

VP Communications

Vanessa is the key liaison between our filmmakers, buyers, and the Shoreline team itself. She also handles Shoreline’s publicity. And she curates the presence we have at each major market… Vanessa is basically the world’s best multi-tasker.

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MICHELLE WELCH

Director of Sales

Acting as Sam’s Right Hand Lady, Michelle could sell ice to an Eskimo. In her time at Shoreline, she’s attended dozens of markets and overseen hundreds of deals. If you’re ever opposite her at a Poker Table, cash out and run.

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JENNIFER ISHIKATA

Content Manager

Don’t be fooled by Jen’s kindness: she’s also hilarious! As our very own in-house Content Manager, Jen ensures we get what we need from filmmakers, and deliver 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 oversees acquisitions of projects in development, as well as the development and production slate for the production division.

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JULIA MATSON

Festival Coordinator

A graphic design wiz and fluent in French, Julia ensures Shoreline’s films accrue as much quality exposure with festival programmers worldwide. If you get her on the phone, beware: her laugh is infectious.

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ANDREI DIMA

Chief Information Officer

Our go-to-guy when we need someone to ‘hack the mainframe’, Andrei sees in code and speaks in binary. He ensures our systems are as purpose-built and up-to-date as technologically possible.

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