Paul Wiegard (AUS)
Founder & Managing Director
Madman Entertainment

Paul Wiegard is founder and managing director of Melbourne-based Madman Entertainment.

A leading independent film distribution and rights management company, Madman Entertainment has offices in Australia and New Zealand and is home to more than 80 employees across all divisions, including theatrical sales, marketing, publicity, digital aggregation and agency distribution. Madman has investment shareholdings in local production companies and renowned for its commitment to quality Australian, foreign film and feature documentary content.

Paul has Executive Producer credits on more than 15 feature and documentary films. Over the past decade has distributed more than 15 Oscar nominated feature documentaries.  On December 1, 2016, the company also launched DocPlay, a specialised streaming service dedicated to curating a collection of the world’s best documentary content.

A graduate of the AFTRS Master of Screen Art and Business, currently Paul is President – Australian Independent Distributors Association (AIDA), a Board Member of AHEDA and the Australian Centre of The Moving Image (ACMI).