Magnolia Hires National Film Board of Canada Exec to Head Up International Sales

Los Angeles-based Christina Rogers has left the Canadian public producer to replace Laird Adamson at the U.S. distribution outfit.

TORONTO -- Christina Rogers has left the National Film Board of Canada to head up international sales at Magnolia Pictures.

A spokeswoman for Canada’s public producer confirmed Tuesday that Los Angeles-based Rogers will be replaced on an interim basis by Chanelle Routhier, the NFB’s manager of sales and market development, while a replacement is found.

Rogers has replaced Laird Adamson, who joined Bravado, the merchandising and licensing division of Universal Music Group, in September as head of international after working at Magnolia for six years.

Recent NFB feature documentaries sold widely into the world market include Sarah Polley’s Stories We Tell, Yung Chang’s The Fruit Hunters and Jennifer Baichwal’s Payback.

News of Rogers’ departure from the NFB for Magnolia was first reported in Realscreen.