Patrick Roy to Lead eOne's Canadian Film Business, Bryan Gliserman Exits

Courtesy of eOne Entertainment

The latest shakeup follows Patrice Theroux and Harold van Lier earlier leaving the Canadian-based 'Hunger Games' and 'Twilight' distributor.

Indie studio Entertainment One continues to shake up its global film business by installing Quebec movie distribution boss Patrick Roy as head of its Canadian film operations.

Bryan Gliserman will leave his post as president, eOne Films Canada, with a first-look deal for future projects in hand. And Roy, currently head of eOne's film operations in French-speaking Quebec, will consolidate his hold on the Canadian operations by becoming the new head of eOne Films Canada.

eOne is Canada's largest indie distributor, and has supply deals with Lionsgate/Summit, The Weinstein Company, Relativity and CBS Films. The move to bring eOne's English- and French-Canada operations under one leader follows former DreamWorks biz-dev exec Steve Bertram in September 2014 replacing Patrice Theroux as the company's global filmed entertainment boss.

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Theroux also left eOne with a film and TV development deal in hand. Harold van Lier then earlier this month departed eOne as president of its international film division after one year in the post as the Canadian-based distributor consolidated international sales within its film production business.

Back in Canada, Roy will now lead film distribution teams in Toronto and Montreal. "He (Roy) brings great filmmaker relationships as well as a keen understanding of eOne’s global film strategy, our international business and our wide network of partners,” said Bertram on Thursday in a statement.

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