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Rick Ambros

Partner, Lightsource Asia Media Group / Partner, Benchmark Studios

Rick Ambros has held senior level positions in the entertainment industry as an executive, producer and COO, as well as consultant, specializing in a variety of fields from content development and production, international co-production and distribution, film financing and fund management to business development and strategy.

Mr. Ambros has a deep background in international film and television production across Asia, Europe and North America.  For the past few years he has focused his attention on the rapidly growing media and entertainment industries in India and China.  He served as COO of Justin Lin's Perfect Storm Entertainment and Chinese media company Seven Stars, producers of the Chinese language feature Hollywood Adventures and U.S. TV series Scorpion.   In India Mr. Ambros was a Consultant for Sony and Constantin Entertainment and was instrumental in launching Fox Television Studios India Pvt. Ltd., working closely with Star TV.

He has been actively engaged in film financing at the studios, including Paramount, Universal and Warner Bros., where he advised German investors providing production financing for film and television.  Films included The Hangover, Sherlock Holmes, Sex and the City, The Mummy: Tomb of the Dragon Emperor and Mission Impossible 3 among others.

Mr. Ambros has teamed with independent production companies and has been instrumental in launching several start-ups in the U.S. and Germany, as well as in India.  He started his career in the entertainment industry as Director of Development and Co-Production at German media group ProSieben.Sat1 and as an international marketing and distribution executive at Disney.

He holds a B.A. in International Relations from Tufts University and an M.B.A. from Dartmouth College.