Between them, Freeway's three senior partners share the combined experience of more than 50 years’ working in the field of international licensing, distribution and revenue collection for film and TV productions. Each possesses specialist expertise and experience within Freeway Entertainment’s full service portfolio.

 

 

Gadi Wildstrom

Partner

Gadi Wildstrom

Partner

Gadi Wildstrom is a trained lawyer in international law who began his career at the Ministry of Justice in the Netherlands, moving on to become Vice President of MeesPierson Communications, the talent management and entertainment division of merchant and private bank MeesPierson (now ABN AMRO), which subsequently became Fintage House. In 2001 Gadi co-founded Freeway Entertainment Group with Cecile Huberts and Martijn Meerstadt.

Gadi oversees all of Freeway’s operations, with a focus on overall strategy, developing and protecting commercial relationships and top level client liaison. Over the years he has worked on hundreds of titles including Twilight, Slumdog Millionaire, Match Point, The Grudge, Lord of War, Lara Croft: Tomb Raider and The Queen. Gadi is a fan of the mafia genre with Al Pacino’s Scarface ranking as his all-time favourite performance.

Fluent in Dutch, German, French, Hebrew and English, Gadi is also a keen soccer player and skiing enthusiast. Each year he most looks forward to the key international markets and festivals in the industry calendar. “I particularly love the buzz that you get at Cannes and AFM. These are the two markets that consistently deliver the most action, with the highest number of deals being brokered. Anyone who’s serious in this business is there in person.”

Freeway Entertainment Group specialises in collection account management, licensing and distribution for a range of rights holders, including producers, sales agents, distributors, completion guarantors and financiers across the global entertainment sector. With offices in the UK, Spain, Hungary and The Netherlands, and representative offices in France, Germany and the USA, Freeway has been involved international transaction management for thousands of films across North American, European, Australasian and Latin American territories.

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Cecile Huberts

Partner

Cecile Huberts

Partner

With a professional background in law and legal affairs, Cecile Huberts' international career in the entertainment industry began 23 years ago when she joined MeesPierson Communications, the talent management and entertainment division of merchant and private bank MeesPierson (now ABN AMRO), which later became Fintage House. In 2001 Cecile left to become a co-founder of a new venture, the Freeway Entertainment Group, with a team of just five.

“We started out small in a challenging climate, and looking back, I’m hugely proud at how far we have come and how we have grown as a company that now has a large team of executives.” Cecile describes her role as “a business developer dedicated to acquiring and distributing the very best products out there.”

Cecile speaks Dutch, English, French, German and a little Hungarian, and is a fan of the ‘thriller’ genre – with The Killing ranking highly on her favourites list. A fan of Steven Spielberg and Angelina Jolie, Cecile is also addicted to thrillers in the vein of Gomorrah, Homeland and House of Cards. On the rare occasions that she is not working, Cecile can be found on the ski slopes or immersed in a book.

Cecile says, “I love working in such a creative business that brings me into contact with such talented people from all around the globe. It’s fantastic to be a part of the journey of film, TV and creative content that is enjoyed by audiences the world over.”

Freeway Entertainment Group specialises in collection account management, licensing and distribution for a range of rights holders, including producers, sales agents, distributors, completion guarantors and financiers across the global entertainment sector. With offices in the UK, Spain, Hungary and The Netherlands, and representative offices in France, Germany and the USA, Freeway has been involved international transaction management for thousands of films across North American, European, Australasian and Latin American territories.

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Martijn Meerstadt

Partner

Martijn Meerstadt

Partner

Martijn Meerstadt joined Gadi Wildstrom and Cecile Huberts as a partner and shareholder in Freeway Entertainment in 2001, later becoming Co-CEO in 2012. Martijn leads on Freeway’s strategy and management, new business development, collection account management and RevCheck activities.

A graduate of the international business school, European University, Martijn’s business career began with merchant and private bank MeesPierson (now ABN AMRO) working in the talent management and entertainment division MeesPierson Communications, which subsequently became Fintage House.

A frequent traveller, Martijn attends leading industry events across a wide spectrum of sectors that Freeway is active in, including film, TV, games development, technology and online services. “Markets and festivals provide a great opportunity to meet with our clients from around the world. The business environment of each event becomes the epicentre of the industry for that period of time, which is enormously energising,” he says.

A fan of directors such as Christopher Nolan, Ridley Scott and David Fincher, Martijn considers himself an omnivore when it comes to film genres. His all-time favourite movie is Lawrence of Arabia and on the small screen, he’s most recently been hooked on House of Cards, Fargo and Downton Abbey. Martijn is fluent in Dutch, English, German, reads and understands a little French and Hungarian. He is also a keen equestrian.

Freeway Entertainment Group specialises in collection account management, licensing and distribution for a range of rights holders, including producers, sales agents, distributors, completion guarantors and financiers across the global entertainment sector. With offices in the UK, Spain, Hungary and The Netherlands, and representative offices in France, Germany and the USA, Freeway has been involved international transaction management for thousands of films across North American, European, Australasian and Latin American territories.

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