XYZ Films has hired Tatyana Joffe as president of international sales and distribution.
The sales veteran — most recently executive vp international sales at Global Road/IM Global — joins XYZ ahead of next month’s European Film Market in Berlin, where she will lead the sales team.
In her role, Joffe will oversee territories including Western Europe, Latin America and Australia/NZ, reporting to XYZ partner Nick Spicer. Her appointment will see fellow partner Nate Bolton shift his focus to expanding North American sales operations and bolstering the company’s film acquisitions and packaging efforts.
Joffe, who began her career at New Regency Productions, brings more than 20 years of experience in the independent film industry and international distribution. Her eight years at Global Road/IM Global saw her handle sales and distribution on films such as Hacksaw Ridge, directed by Mel Gibson; Lee Daniels’ The Butler, Martin Scorsese’s Silence, Marlon Wayans’ A Haunted House and Jason Blum’s Insidious and Sinister. Previously, she worked at QED International, working on films including District 9 and Oliver Stone’s W, and prior to that spent six years at Media 8 Entertainment, handing sales for projects such as Monster, starring Charlize Theron, and Upside of Anger, starring Kevin Costner.
“Tatyana is an excellent match for XYZ,” said XYZ. “She has terrific taste and two decades of experience in all walks of international sales and distribution. We’re thrilled for her to join the XYZ team on the heels of our 10-year anniversary as we continue to build out our global distribution business.”
XFM’s EFM slate includes Stowaway, starring Anna Kendrick; Synchronic, starring Anthony Mackie and Jamie Dornan; Prisoners of the Ghostland, starring Nicolas Cage; and The East, starring Marwan Kenzari and Martijn Lakemeier.