After securing a content deal with Dailymotion as producer of the London-based Raindance Film Festival, Jesse Vile has joined the video-sharing site as its “creative agent”, injecting some art-world kudos to its management. Vile’s job will be to manage the site’s community of indie film-makers and and get their work distributed to both on- and off-line partners. Vile was the producer of the festival from 2006 to 2008 and joined the Raindance team in 2004. The site’s creative director Digby Lewis says Vile’s “solid network of directors, distributors, writers and talent” will be put to good use, but Dailymotion will no doubt have noticed that during his tenure at Raindance Vile brought in sponsorship from brands such as Canon, Sony (NYSE: SNE) Ericsson (NSDQ: ERIC) and signed media partnerships with The Independent, The Hollwood Reporter and Dailymotion itself. From Netimperative.com.
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