Meet The Team
Michael brings more than 25 years of experience to the Wonderfilm Global team with a well-rounded knowledge of all aspects of the film and television industry. In addition to working on the sales and acquisition sides of the business in his previous position as President of Cloud Ten Pictures, Michael also has a successful track record in packaging and producing independent feature films. Michael was instrumental in revitalizing the multi-million dollar "Left Behind" film franchise that resulted in a wide screen release throughout North America. More recently Michael, produced the re-imagining of David Cronenberg’s Rabid.
Michael understand the challenges Producers face in getting their films into production and works closely with our producing partners in packaging and financing their films. Michael is based in Toronto and makes frequent trips to Los Angeles to meet with our distribution and production partners.
Andy Lyon is a serial entrepreneur in the film distribution business, with film sales experience dating back to 1994. In 2003 at 28 years old Lyon co-founded one of the UK’s largest Home Entertainment Sales & Distribution business, using 10 years of experience to allow content owners direct access to UK retail from major supermarkets to independent record stores. Lyon remains at the head of Trinity Creative Partnership as MD which remains the UK’s largest independent sales organisations for content distribution in UK.
In 2011, Lyon co-founded 101 Films, a UK based publisher of film & TV across Physical, Digital, TV and SVOD rights, after 3 years of rapid growth 101 films attracted investment and equity partners. In September 2014, Amcomri Entertainment Group became partners in 101 films and after significant investment in film rights, combined with the acquisition of Metrodome Group and the entire library of Palisades Tartan 101 has become one of the UK’s most recognizable and largest Independent publishers with Lyon at the head of that business also as MD.
In 2016 out of the ashes of the Metrodome Group and the now dissolved Hollywood Classics, Lyon relaunched this business as Hollywood Classics International Limited which today services the catalogue licensing of most major studios Twentieth Century Fox, Sony Pictures, Paramount and Universal Pictures. Fast forward to 2019 and the founding of 101 Films International and Wonderfilm Global Sales, a newly formed worldwide sales agency co-owned by Wonderfilm Media Corporation and 101 Films, with a potential slate of over $200m of movies planned across 2019 and 2020. Andy Lyon sits as CEO