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eOne hires ex-StudioCanal exec for international film division

Entertainment One has hired veteran distributor Harold van Lier (pictured) from France's StudioCanal to become president of eOne Films International.
October 9, 2013

Entertainment One has hired veteran distributor Harold van Lier from France’s StudioCanal to become president of eOne Films International.

Filling the new post in January 2014, van Lier will among other duties launch a new film financing and investment model backed by new production financing pacts with City National Bank and OneWest Bank.

Van Lier, who joined StudioCanal six years ago from Summit Entertainment, arrives at eOne after Sally Caplan in May 2013 left her role as managing director, eOne Films International.

While will working with eOne’s film production partners in Canada, van Lier will raise the film group’s profile in the US., UK and European markets.

“I’ve had the privilege of sitting across the table from Harold and I’m delighted that he is now bringing his expertise to eOne,” Patrice Théroux, who oversees eOne’s global Film business, in a statement Wednesday.

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Selina Chignall joins the realscreen team as a staff writer. Prior to working with rs, she covered lobbying activity at Hill Times Publishing. She also spent a year covering the Hill as a journalist with iPolitics. Her beat focused on youth, education, democratic reform, innovation and infrastructure. She holds a Master of Arts in Journalism from Western University and a Honours Bachelor of Arts from the University of Toronto.

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