David Reckziegel Leaving Entertainment One for New Venture

6:19 AM PST 05/08/2014 by Etan Vlessing

The head of the North American film business is to launch his own shingle, which will provide financing and advisory services for entertainment companies.

TORONTO – David Reckziegel, head of Entertainment One's North American film business, is leaving the Canadian producer and distributor.

Reckziegel will leave the house on May 31 to launch a new venture, which will provide financing and advisory services to media and entertainment companies.

He joined eOne in 2007 after it acquired his company, Seville Films.

"I’m excited to launch a new venture that combines what I’ve learned over the past 25-plus years in the entertainment and investment banking businesses," Reckziegel said in a statement on Thursday.

His departure follows eOne on April 1 launching Seville International as an indie sales division of Entertainment One Films International, to be headed up by Anick Poirier.

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