Toronto/London – May 7, 2015 – Leading independent studio Entertainment One (eOne) is pleased to unveil Entertainment One Features, which brings feature film creative development, production and international sales activities together, under Xavier Marchand, President, Entertainment One Features. Marchand continues to report to Steve Bertram, President, Global Film Group, who leads the Film business for the company.
The establishment of Entertainment One Features follows the consolidation of the company’s International Sales operation within its film development and production business earlier this year. This move will phase out the use of “Entertainment One Films International” and “Entertainment One Film Production”.
Entertainment One Features will leverage eOne’s global distribution infrastructure and financing capacity to offer filmmakers flexibility and a concentrated investment in their films and secure more projects at source. Marchand aims to produce and finance 6-8 films annually with strong international potential.
Lara Thompson, Executive Vice President, Worldwide Acquisitions and Production, Global Film Group, will expand her remit to include creative development for Marchand’s unit in addition to continuing to oversee Worldwide Acquisitions for the Film group; Benedict Carver, Senior Vice President, Production, Entertainment One Features will manage active production for the studio; and Charlotte van Weede, Senior Vice President, International Sales, Entertainment One Features, will continue to lead sales activities for the division. The company’s Montreal-based boutique sales outfit, Seville International, led by Vice President Anick Poirier, will continue to operate alongside Entertainment One Features, reporting to Marchand.
About Entertainment One
Entertainment One Ltd. (LSE:ETO) is a leading international entertainment company that specializes in the acquisition, production and distribution of film and television content. The company’s comprehensive network extends around the globe including Canada, the U.S., the UK, Ireland, Spain, Benelux, France, Germany, Scandinavia, Australia, New Zealand, South Africa and South Korea. Through established Film and Television divisions, the company provides extensive expertise in film distribution, television and music production, family programming, merchandising and licensing, and digital content. Its current rights library is exploited across all media formats and includes more than 40,000 film and television titles, 4,500 hours of television programming and 45,000 music tracks.
The company is building on the success of eOne-produced franchises INSIDIOUS, THE WOMAN IN BLACK and SINISTER, as well as World War II drama SUITE FRANCAISE, and forging strong partnerships with leading producers including Anonymous, Automatik, Blumhouse Productions, Electric City Entertainment, Endurance Media, Groundswell Productions, Hammer Films, Raindog Films, Rumble Films, Shiv Hans Pictures, Participant Media, and The Ink Factory, among others.
eOne and The Mark Gordon Company, who together launched an independent film and television studio earlier this year, recently announced the first feature project ALL THE OLD KNIVES, for which eOne is handling worldwide distribution and directly distributing the film in all of its territories including Canada, the U.K., Spain, Benelux, Australia and New Zealand. Current productions include Gavin Hood’s EYE IN THE SKY, Fabrice Du Welz’s MESSAGE FROM THE KING, and complement the company’s international sales slate which includes Matt Ross’ CAPTAIN FANTASTIC; Jay Roach’s TRUMBO, and Tom McCarthy’s SPOTLIGHT.
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