An experienced and trusted team
At Rex Media Capital our reputation is everything and we seek out clients and partners who feel the same way. Our team knows the media and entertainment industry, the investing world from early stage venture capital to private equity and public markets and we have all the right connections to ensure successful execution.
Founder and Managing Director
David Reckziegel co-founded Seville Entertainment in 1995 and was instrumental in building it into Canada’s premier distributor of quality cinema from around the world. In 2007, Seville was acquired by Entertainment One Ltd., the world’s leading independent entertainment company.
Following the sale, David stayed on at Entertainment One until 2014. During his time there he transformed eOne’s film division from a small niche distributor in Canada to become the largest and most profitable film distributor in Canada. During his tenure he also managed the U.S. film distribution business and the international sales division.
Prior to working in the entertainment industry, David worked for seven years as an investment banker with boutique investment firm Omni Capital Inc. and later BMO Nesbitt Burns Inc. with a focus on the media and communications industries.
As a film and TV producer some of his credits include: Shake Hands with the Devil, Heading South, Metal: A Headbanger’s Journey, Super Duper Alice Cooper, Wrecked, Russian Ark and A Shine of Rainbows, and the kids live action TV series, Mighty Machines. He is also executive producer of the groundbreaking VR experience Trinity.
David holds an MBA from McGill University and a B.Sc. in Chemical Engineering from the University of New Brunswick. He is Chairman of the Board of the Cinéma du Musée, the Founder of The Youth Mental Health XR Project and a member of the McGill Faculty of Management’s Global Strategy and Leadership Expert Panel.
Stuart (Kip) Cobbett
Until his retirement in December 2014, Kip Cobbett was a partner in the Montréal office of Stikeman Elliott, one of Canada’s pre-eminent law firms. He served as Managing Partner of the Montréal office from 2000 to 2009, as Managing Principal in London office from 1996 to 1999 and as Chief Operating Officer of Stikeman Elliott from 2002 to 2009.
His legal experience covers most areas of corporate and commercial law, with emphasis on corporate financing and mergers and acquisitions. He has specific expertise in the media, entertainment and communications areas.
From 1999 to 2007 he was a Director of Seville Entertainment, a Canadian film distributor and producer of film and television until its sale to Entertainment One. From 1985 to 1992, Kip was Senior Vice-President and a Director of Astral Communications Inc., a publicly traded Canadian company and President of its wholly owned subsidiaries, Astral Film Enterprises Inc. and Astral Communications International Inc. Prior to that, he was a partner at Heenan Blaikie, a major Canadian law firm.
He is the former Chairman of the Board of Governors of McGill University and currently a Director of Citibank Canada.