Alliance Atlantis' Doug Smith joins D Films

CFO stint marks reunion with company president Jim Sherry

TORONTO -- The Alliance Atlantis gang is reuniting at Canadian distributor D Films, where Doug Smith is back alongside president and CEO Jim Sherry as the new CFO.

The duo worked together at Alliance Atlantis' Motion Picture Distribution, with Smith installed as executive vp, responsible for sales and operational activities.

That was before Sherry launched D Films as a Toronto-based boutique distributor in 2009.

Smith will now oversee D Film's finance, accounting and television licensing duties, while Sherry drums up new releasing business.

To that end, D Films chairman of the board Darryl Iwai last month got back in business with Icon U.K. Group's Stewart Till as part of a pact that will see the Canadian indie distributor start releasing five to six Icon titles annually, before increasing the number to six to eight films a year.