eOne International Film Head Alex Hamilton Stepping Down
The London-based executive leaves after more than 10 years at the company.
Alex Hamilton, Entertainment One's London-based president of international, film, is set to leave the company next year at the end of March.
The well-respected exec joined eOne in 2008 to launch its film business in the U.K. and oversaw a number of major success stories, including the Twilight franchise, 12 Years a Slave, The BFG (which became Steven Spielberg's third most successful film in the U.K.) and I, Daniel Blake, while his remit expanded to all eOne direct distribution territories in Europe and Australia/New Zealand. In 2016, under Hamilton, eOne's U.K. business earned a record $137 million, above both Sony and Paramount.
Patrick Roy, currently president of international, film looking after North America, will broaden his purview to oversee all theatrical distribution across eOne's footprint as president, theatrical, film. In the U.K., Kezia Williams, who has been leading eOne’s theatrical business under Hamilton, has been promoted to managing director, film, reporting to Roy.
“Alex’s impact will be long felt at eOne, by our valued filmmaker partners and far beyond across the industry, and we can’t begin to thank him enough for his leadership and commitment over so many years," said Steve Bertram, eOne's president, film and television.
"We are fortunate that Kezia and the talented team will continue in success representing local filmmakers and global eOne partners alike," Bertram continued. "Kezia’s wide-ranging experience and deep knowledge of the market will further boost our momentum across the U.K. For now, our team is focused on the exciting season ahead with films including eOne-produced Wild Rose and Stan & Ollie as well as Green Book, On the Basis of Sex, Vice and If Beale Street Could Talk."
Added Hamilton: "My favorite adventures in the screen trade have been at eOne, working with friends, colleagues, partners and filmmakers across the world. It’s been a privilege to work at this remarkable company for the past 11 years, but now it’s time for a new chapter."