About Us

Founder Ariel Veneziano launched Recreation with a mission to help create value for its clients by devising and implementing the best possible strategies in sales, marketing, acquisitions, financing and business management. Our specialty is to uncover revenue streams from all available sources, expanding our client’s reach in the global marketplace.

To that effect, Recreation provides its clients with direct access to distribution, handling sales on a diverse slate of quality titles. Recreation’s film division handles the current theatrical feature film slate, while its television division, Recreation Media, handles TV titles and the feature film library.

In a nutshell, Recreation offers a unique solution for producers, financiers, rights-holders and other media participants looking for expert strategic advice on boosting profits, and impeccable execution for enduring results in a fast-changing environment.



Founder and Board Member

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Recreation founder Ariel Veneziano has held senior management positions at such leading media companies as Alliance Atlantis Communications, GreeneStreet Films and Icon Productions.

Unsuspectingly, Veneziano found himself handling international distribution on the highest grossing documentary of its time, Michael Moore’s Bowling For Columbine, the highest grossing independent film of all time, Mel Gibson’s The Passion of the Christ, and America’s most watched television show, “CSI: Crime Scene Investigation.”

Veneziano started his career in the representation business with stints at the Metropolitan Talent Agency, Roundtable Ink and Menemsha Entertainment. He holds a graduate film degree from E.S.R.A. Film School in Paris and a Bachelor of Arts in Literature from the University of Geneva.

By the time he was 6 months old, the Boston-born, Italian dual citizen had already taken his first round-the-world trip, sealing his fate as the perpetual globetrotter… Veneziano has lived and worked in Geneva, Paris, London, New York, and Los Angeles where Recreation is headquartered.



Managing Director and Head of Sales

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Juraj Barabas currently holds the position of Managing Director and Head of Sales at Los Angeles-based company Recreation Media. In that capacity, he is responsible for worldwide sales and day to day operations. Over the past years he has licensed rights to distributors and broadcasters around the world on a wide slate of film and television titles with talent such as James Franco, Abigail Breslin, Martin Sheen, Andy Garcia, Jean Clade Van Damme, Stephen Dorff, Val Kilmer, and Terrence Malick.

As part of his tenure at Recreation, Barabas has also handled sales on a number of prestige libraries: Voltage Pictures catalog that includes award winning titles such as The Hurt Locker, Charlie Countryman and The Company You Keep; and the Liberation Entertainment catalog that includes such beloved TV classics as “Dany Boone” and “The Rifleman.”

Prior to Recreation, Barabas served as Head of International Business at K2 Studio, where he was responsible for sales and co-productions on a variety of quality film and television documentary programs.

Barabas studied at Paneuropean University in Bratislava, Charles University in Prague, and at the University of California Los Angeles (UCLA). He has lived in Bratislava, Zurich, Prague and Los Angeles.



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