Why We Rock

DeskPop Entertainment was created to offer a dynamic scope of original content ranging from light-hearted genre entertainment to thought-provoking, mission-driven cinema designed to stir up engaging conversation.

With a staff that has worked in the distribution space for over 20 years, we have been involved with every aspect of film releasing including Theatrical, VOD, DVD, Non Theatrical, Broadcast, and International licensing. We understand that no two films are released with the same formula and we work with all major accounts on the Transactional, Subscription, and Ad supported platforms to cater your film for the best fitting placement. Personalizing each film release with our filmmakers and distributor clients to make sure their titles are placed appropriately and widely is as big of a priority as getting our platform clients the best content that suits their audience needs. Collectively we have worked with thousands of filmmakers and understand the tough process to get to this point of release, so we are thrilled to take on the heavy lifting from here to make sure your great film is seen by the audience that it was always meant to reach.

Meet our team

Dave Austin
Chief Commerce Officer

With forty years of sales, marketing, and product development experience, David leads a team that is focused on being the industry standard and the favorite of content providers for distribution of quality entertainment.

David makes his home in Grand Rapids, Michigan with his wife Paula and their three grown daughters and four grandchildren living close by.

Mat Levy
Vice President – DeskPop

Mat Levy joins the DeskPop team after a seventeen-year run at Passion River Films where he headed up their acquisitions and sales efforts. Mat also led the business development and marketing efforts for all divisions of Passion River including Non-Theatrical/Educational, Home Video, Video on Demand, and Broadcast.

With a background in film and television publicity, Mat has worked on film campaigns for New Line Cinema, Sony Pictures Classics, Magnolia Pictures, and many more. He’s also worked directly with producers from VH1 and MTV on promotion and development projects.

Mat has lectured on film distribution at major film festivals and events including Sundance, SXSW (where he was featured as their Speaker Spotlight), Doc NYC, Sheffield Doc Fest, Brooklyn Film Festival, Big Vision Empty Wallet Producer Lab, National Media Market, East Silver Documentary Market (Jihlava, Czech Republic) and Comcast Lift Labs. He has also lectured at many universities including, New York University, Montclair State University, School of Visual Arts, and Depaul University.

Mat has a passion for performing in professional storytelling shows as well as hosting his own weekly trivia show in Hoboken, NJ. Mat received his degree in Cinema and Professional Technical Writing from the University of Hartford and resides in Manhattan.

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