Entertainment One Hires U.K. Vet Sally Caplan to Head International Sales Operation

LONDON – Entertainment One has hired Sally Caplan, a familiar face on the U.K. and international movie executive scene, as managing director of its international movie sales operations.

Based in London, Caplan will head up the Canadian’s company international sales efforts.

The company will also take eOne Film International’s headquarters from Toronto to London.

The Toronto team will continue to be headed by evp Charlotte Mickie, who will report to Caplan. The Canada-based team will also report to Caplan.

Caplan, in her newly created role, is tasked with expanding overseas’ sales operations through partnerships with international distributors, filmmakers and producers.

eOne is hosting the U.K. premiere of Twilight: Breaking Dawn Part One, complete with Robert Pattinson and myriad screaming fans in London Wednesday (Nov. 16).

Caplan, who takes the post effective immediately, will report to eOne Filmed Entertainment COO Nelson Kuo-Lee.

Most recently, Caplan had been running her own consultancy.

Prior to that Caplan headed the Premiere Fund of the U.K. Film Council.

Her funding resume from the Council’s largest fund boasts some impressive picks with Caplan providing cash for movies such asThe King’s Speech, Salmon Fishing In The Yemen, Harry Brown, Nowhere Boy, StreetDance 3D, and Happy Go Lucky.

Before joining the UKFC, Caplan’s CV also includes stints as president of Icon Film Distribution, senior vp of acquisitions and business affairs at Momentum Pictures and senior vp of worldwide acquisitions at Polygram International/Universal.

“We’re thrilled to have Sally Caplan join the team as our international film business expands into the U.K. and the rest of Europe,” said Nelson Kuo-Lee. “Sally’s wealth of relationships with content owners will enhance eOne’s ability to acquire international rights to premium films and offer greater access to these projects at an earlier stage for our distribution operations in the U.K., Canada, Australia and the Benelux.”

eOne recently handled international sales for films including Oscar nominees Animal Kingdom and Incendies.

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