Rooftop Content Installs Head of Acquisitions


Rooftop Content Group has hired Laura Talsma as director of acquisitions, a newly created role at the international distributor and producer.

Talsma is responsible for acquisitions from territories around the globe, expanding the catalog of programming and IP for the company’s two new subsidiaries Rooftop Film & TV and its VR/AR/360 hub Rooftop Immersive Studio.

Previously, Talsma served as head of VR sales and acquisitions at &samhoud media, a virtual and augmented reality content company in Amsterdam. Earlier in her career, she was director of festivals and markets at Fortissimo Films, and coordinator of press and international PR for the International Film Festival Rotterdam.

Talsma remarked: “I’m looking forward immensely to my new role at Rooftop. This is a tremendous opportunity to work in a challenging international and fast-moving media landscape, in which Rooftop will play an increasingly important role.”

Jordi van Even and Jan Maarten Groen, joint managing directors of Rooftop Content Group, added: “We are delighted to have Laura on board. Her exceptional skills, contacts and expertise will enable Rooftop to further expand the company and our dynamic catalog. We are especially excited about the fact that her network spreads across both traditional as well as immersive media.”