eOne Combines Global Film Production, Distribution in New Division

Courtesy of eOne
Steve Bertram

Xavier Marchand will lead Entertainment One Features and report to Steve Bertram.

Entertainment One's latest move to rejig its global film business has seen a combined international sales and production division emerge under the Entertainment One Features banner.

U.K.-based Xavier Marchand becomes president of the new division, which brings feature film development, production and international sales together. Marchand also continues reporting to Steve Bertram, president of the global film group.

The indie studio has kept direct distribution outside of Entertainment One Features. The latest changes impact only the international sales team, formerly eOne Films International.

Bertram first started shaking up the Toronto-based indie studio last year when he replaced Patrice Theroux and Harold van Lier to lead the Canadian and U.K. Hunger Games distributor's film group. An eOne spokesman said no layoffs are expected as part of the latest shuffle.

eOne has distribution operations in Canada, the U.K., the U.S., Australia/New Zealand, Spain and the Benelux, and managing directors of each of those units will continue in those posts, according to the indie studio. Entertainment One Features will now produce and fully finance six to eight films annually.

eOne will also no longer use its eOne Films International and eOne Film Production division names. In Canada, Patrick Roy will continue to oversee film distribution.

And the Montreal-based boutique sales outfit, Seville International, will continue alongside the Entertainment One Features’ sales unit, led by Charlotte van Weede, senior vp international sales.

May 7, 2015 3:00 p.m. Updated to indicate the indie studio has not consolidated its direct distribution in Entertainment One Features.