About Us

“A client's success is our success and comes from collaborative relationships. The advice, guidance, passion, trust and dedication that Federal Hill offers, takes our clients to the next level in the ever changing, fast moving, content-licensing and distribution environment.” - Bethany Gorfine

Federal Hill Communications provides valuable entrée to the Hollywood studios, Independents, Broadcasters, Cable networks, Pay-Tv, and other content owners who are seeking licensing agreements and programming strategies for their distribution platforms. By communicating and dealing directly with worldwide rights holders, we provide expertise and hands on experience, streamlining the client’s way to a successful market.

Our longstanding relationships offer our clients tailored programming solutions to launch, grow, and differentiate their entertainment services. We ensure success in securing valuable digital licensing agreements for multiplatform, content distribution.

With her entrepreneurial spirit, passion, and tenacity, Bethany Gorfine, Federal Hill's visionary founder, has earned her stature as a "first-in-market leader." She is a pioneer in the world of "digital" distribution, fighting for her clients and knowing how to creatively work current rules to her clients’ advantage.

Moreover, Bethany continues as a “first-in-market” leader by directing the content licensing and acquisitions strategies for PlayKids, a preschool, SVOD app launched in 28 countries and vetting their non-streaming, DTR technology to content owners. In less than two years, PlayKids has achieved being the #1 Children’s grossing app worldwide (iOS) for mobile, tablet, and device distribution.

With over twenty years of experience in the global entertainment industry and a wealth of industry relationships, Bethany Gorfine is one of the industry’s most respected advisors and sort after speakers. She is a true pioneer!

Bethany’s International successes as a visionary and leader include:

  • Embracing the emerging technologies and representing carriers to content owners for OTT distribution by convincing Studios, Pay TV and Linear channels to license Movies and TV Series for broadband distribution prior to the launches of Netflix, Amazon and Hulu (as examples).

  • Designing and creating the content framework for On Demand and streaming platforms working with IPTV operators worldwide – Movies, Lifestyle, Kids, DIY, Educational, Factual (as examples)

  • Spearheading the “first” IPTV, VOD residential launch in the US

  • Representing DTH satellite providers serving Europe and the Middle East offering a unique, push download technology for hospitality and residential distribution

  • Vetting clients in pirated territories helping change the windowing rules for day and date distribution by the Studios (Theatrical and non-Theatrical)

  • Representing, promoting, educating and vetting technologists and delivery systems to the Studios and Broadcasters
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