Tina Ratterman Joins Reef Distribution As It Acquires Big & Digital Content Rights
Dr. Peter Popp, CEO of Distribution of reefsand Tina Ratterman, president of BIG and digitalhave joined forces to expand content, marketing and support to fulldome and giant screen theaters worldwide.
“Pooling our resources makes us a stronger team to provide unparalleled support to the customers and industries we serve,” says Popp.
Reef Distribution has taken over distribution, including administrative, accounting and technical support services, for the BIG & Digital catalog, which includes titles such as “In the Rings of Saturn”, “Chesapeake Expedition: A Voyage of Discovery”, “Star Dreaming”, “Whale Super Highway”, “Space Next” and “Legends of the Northern Skies”.
Ratterman will lead and develop global distribution and marketing. While Reef Distribution is based in Munich, Germany, Ratterman will work remotely from Las Vegas, Nevada. Ratterman will focus on the Americas and its existing customers, while supporting Reef’s European and Asian territories. Popp will also be actively involved in distribution and will also continue to write and produce new shows through Reef’s sister company, Softmachine Immersive Productions GmbH.
“Combining the best of BIG & Digital with the success of Reef will allow us to expand content offerings for our customers while increasing technical, administrative and accounting support with the fantastic team already in place at Reef,” says Ratterman.
Ratterman and Popp have worked together before: BIG & Digital distributed Softmachine’s “The Secrets of Gravity” and “Kaluoka’hina – The Enchanted Reef.” Ratterman added, “We realized that my customer base was different from Reef’s, which allowed me to rent their shows to new customers.”
Popp: “Tina fits very well into our team. She brings great experience and a wonderfully positive and courageous attitude. Our work in creating and distributing content is meaningful and impactful, but also fun and creative. We are delighted to work together!
Ratterman: “I’m very excited to work with an experienced and highly motivated team. I look forward to our collaboration and the creation of new opportunities. With Reef, I will be able to bring more resources to the content I distribute while providing additional marketing and support to movie buyers.
One of their first efforts as a unified team will be distributing Reef’s latest film, “Legend of the Enchanted Reef”, available in fulldome and giant screen theaters. The official premiere of the Fulldome 3D will take place on March 23, 2022 with the Planetarium Hamburg.