Sasha WieserCEOLerchengasse 241080 Vienna, Austria+43 1 890 8376+43 664 233 84 11
Born 17.03.1959 in Vienna. Before working as a film director and editor for commercials Sasha Wieser completed his degree in economics and studied drama theory in Vienna.

In 1989, he founded the company SYNCHRO FILM, VIDEO & AUDIO, which became Austrian largest postproduction house.
From 1995 -2005, he was the head of development for the animation program of CINE CARTOON Filmproduktion. Later, he worked among other things as a scriptwriter, editor, co-developer and director for several animation series.

Sasha Wieser was one of the founders of EASTWEST Filmdistribution and has been its general manager since late autumn 2004.
Steve WalshConsultantLerchengasse 241080 Vienna, Austria+43 1 890 8376
Steve Walsh, veteran UK producer of both live action and animated movies, is a shareholder who acts in an advisory capacity on acquisitions and sales.
Yannick RudynskiSales and Acquisition ManagerLerchengasse 241080 Vienna, Austria+43 1 890 8376+43 664 510 41 66
Almost 12 years ago Yannick started to work at the French Institute in Budapest as an audiovisual representative. He was organizing festivals, promoting French cinema and developing bilateral cooperation.

After this nice experience Yannick started to work for a production company - specialized in TV games. Soon he wanted to expand other territories and tried selling websites, but didn't like it in particular. So he joined IBM to try himself in a fortune 500 company. After 2.5 years Yannick was missing the audiovisual industry so bad that he could only accept, when he was offered the sales position at EastWest. Since then, he is enjoying his job a lot.

His favorite movie from the EastWest collection is "Mirageā€. The story is simple but very well shot and the acting is wonderful.
Astrid NolteMarketing and Sales ManagerLerchengasse 241080 Vienna, Austria+43 1 890 8376+43 660 863 3997
A Europeanized US citizen with degrees in English and Comparative Literature, Astrid has now spent the greater part of her life outside the US. Before moving to Austria, she also lived in Lithuania, Spain, Germany and France.

Her professional background includes translation, education, 12 years of journalism (international print and radio, including work for Deutsche Welle World, Radio Netherlands International and the Austrian Broadcasting Corporation - ORF) and several years of copywriting and marketing. Over the years her professional life has brought her in touch with the film industry in a number of ways, such as radio coverage of festivals, film reviews, subtitling, narration of documentaries and even fixing, and she has always had a passion for world cinema.

Fluent in English and German, she's proficient in French, with knowledge of several other languages.

In August 2017 she joined EastWest Filmdistribution as marketing and sales manager, and is looking forward to applying her professional skills within the international film industry.
Lilly SchulzFestival and Sales ManagerHead-OfficeLerchengasse 241080 Vienna, Austria+43 1 890 8376
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