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Recap of Personnel Shifts

Recap of Personnel Shifts

At the risk of being redundant, I publish this so that when Cannes folk meet one another at the myriad of cocktail receptions and parties, they will be aware of where old friends and acquaintances are now working:


Nadine de Barros left Voltage and is heading international sales at Aldamisa.  Jere Hausfater is head of acquisitions.

Stephanie Denton heads up international sales at Indomina.

Archie Purvis is working with Porchlight selling their library internationally.

Clay Epstein left The Little Film Co. to join Arclight.

John Fremes has left his company, Essential, to go to Nu Image/ Millenium.

Lisa Wilson has formed new sales company, The Solution Entertainment Group.

Mimi Steinbauer has formed her new sales company, Radiant Films International after leaving Hyde Park.

Camela Galano has launched her new sales company, Speranza 13 Media.

Roman Kopelevich debuts his new sales company Red Sea Media.

Bobby Meyers and Larry Meyers launched Meyers Media Group

Jim Harvey has opened Studio City Pictures.

Glen Ackerman has launched sales agency and film fund V International Media for Cannes 2012.

Tim Haslam and Hugo Grumbar have joined forces to launch a new international sales and financing company Embankment Films. See Variety February 21, 2012.

Yoann Ubermulhin is leaving Pyramide to go to SoficaLucero Garzon will be Pyramide’s new head of sales under Eric Lagesse.

Vincent Canales, formerly with Filmax has launched a new sales company, Film Factory Entertainment.

Carlost Reygades and producer partner Jaime Romandia are launching the international sales company NDM (short of Nodream Mantarraya) and will sell Reygadas’ Post Tenebras Lux.

Claudia Begnoni has left Lady Films (alternate link) to form her own company, Satine Film

Raphael Berdugo left Roissy and formed a new production/ international sales company called Cite Films.

Summit has been bought by Lionsgate for US $412.5 million. Rob Friedman and Patrick Wachsberger will run the company as Joe Drake exits.  Its distribution partners such as Entertainment One in Canada and U.K. , SND/ M6 Group for France, Aurum for Spain (2014), Hopscotch/ eOne for Australia/ N.Z., Central Partnership for Russia and TeleMuenchen (2013)  for German speaking territories, are expected to continue, at least through 2012.  David Garrett is resigning from Summit.

Global Screen is a new joint venture international sales company between Bavaria and Telepool and is headed by Sonia Mehandjiyska.  It has 22 films on offer at EFM and a team of 11.  Mehandjiyska comes from Echo Bridge ad MRGand began this job this month.  The acquisition execs are looking for new produce and are adding English language titles to their slate.

New international sales company from So. Korea, Daisy Entertainment, has hired Erica Nam from Mirovision to head up international sales.

New international sales company STS has been launched in the U.K. by Simn Barnes, formerly of Park Entertainment and U.K. producer Sam Tromans.

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