Robert K. ValeFounder and Senior Advisor
First employed in 1959 by The National Film Board of Canada
,s career in the motion picture business now extends over parts of six decades.Prior to founding Magic Lantern in 1975, he was the U.S. television and theatrical sales representative for the NFB in New York, mid-west regional manager for Desilu Sales, national sales and marketing manager and later director of production for Sterling Educational Films in New York and Los Angeles.Magic Lantern
was founded to explore alternative distribution ideas for educational materials and to participate in the development of new productions.The success of both ventures initiated the company,s position of leadership in its field, a position that continues today.In 1978, Bob founded Beacon Films in Boston.
MA to distribute Magic Lantern productions to the American educational community.
Born in Montreal, Bob
is the holder of a BA from Sir George Williams College with a major in Sociology and a minor in Economics.