Global Film Studio issues private placement to raise €630,000

Media financing and holding company elects CFO and Advisory Board Members 

CFO and Advisory Board

Brasov, Romania — January 21, 2013 — Global Film Studio, a media financing and holding company, has issued a Private Placement to raise €630,000 in order to support its plans to go public in London and Frankfurt soon. The company has recently appointed an Advisory Board and a new CFO, Mr. Bernhard Szondi, who joins the Board of Directors alongside Ms. Daria Trifu, President and Chief Executive Officer and, Bruno Pischiutta, Chairman of the Board, Secretary and Treasurer.

An Executive Summary of the Company, including a chapter regarding its social responsibility programs, and more information about the Private Placement is available at:

C.F.O., Member of the Board of Directors

C.F.O., Member of the Board of Directors

Bernhard Szondi was elected at the General Assembly of the Company on January 7 in Toronto. Based out of Brussels, he has a professional track-record of over 30 years, both as a senior executive and as an entrepreneur. As a founder and CEO, he has a proven track-record in setting up and restructuring organizations as well as deploying them internationally.

By holding different executive positions in large blue chip corporations such as Kraft Foods, Johnson & Johnson and Wrangler Jeans, as well as in mid-sized corporations as a CEO, COO, General Manager, Export Director, Sales & Marketing Director and CFO, Bernhard Szondi has accumulated an unusual combination of skills and practical experience across functional areas. His international exposure gave him the opportunity to build a strong and reliable worldwide network across industries. He is also a lecturer in International Marketing.

Also elected at the General Assembly of the Company were Advisory Board members (in alphabetical order):

Member of the Advisory Board

Member of the Advisory Board

Wim Hoste, International Finance, Tax & Management Expert from London – expert in the (re)structuring of companies, tax & estate planning, company value creation, interim, turnaround and crisis management, cost management, strategic consultancy, trade finance, loan structuring, currency and interest risk hedging, mergers & acquisitions and fundraising via private investors or PE/VC firms.

Member of the Advisory Board

Member of the Advisory Board

Fadi Karam, General Business Manager from Dubai – his past and present working experience in general management, marketing and brand management includes holding positions at Nestle, Procter & Gamble and Microsoft. He stands today as a solid brand building and marketing expert. Fadi is also currently an Alfred P. Sloan fellow at Stanford University.

Member of the Advisory Board

Member of the Advisory Board

Dumitru Preda, Romanian Ambassador to Cuba and one of Romania’s most renown historians – Prof. Univ. Dr. Dumitru Preda, PhD, is a Minister-Counsellor, Director of the DOR-MAE; former Deputy Permanent Delegate of Romania to UNESCO (Paris) from 2002; Chargé d’Affaires a.i. in 2004 and 2006 and, since November 2011, he serves as the Romanian Ambassador to Cuba. His work in Cuba is highly regarded as the one that will help to expand cultural, economical and medical relations and collaborations between the two countries in the coming years. Considered one of Romania’s most renown historians, he is the author of 50 volumes and over 150 studies that have been published internationally. In 2002 he received the Romanian Ministry of Foreign Affairs Diploma of Merit for his “outstanding contribution to the diplomatic activity”.

About Global Film Studio

Global Film Studio is financing Brasov Film Center. The Center owns and organizes the annual nonviolent Brasov International Film Festival & Market and the Brasov International Film Workshops that are taking place in 2013 from August 1 to 11 at the Amphitheater of the five-star hotel Aro Palace in Brasov. 

Global Film Studio plans to expand the business to Cuba; it has committed to produce a feature film in Cuba, to bring to Havana the International Film Workshops and to open a business branch there in 2013.

For more information about Global Film Studio, visit:

For more information about Brasov Film Center, visit:


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