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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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Managing editor with realscreen publication, an international print and online magazine that covers the non-fiction film and television industries. Darah is an award-winning journalist who has spent over two decades covering a wide range of issues from real estate and urban development to immigration, politics and human rights, primarily with The Vancouver Sun. Prior to joining realscreen, she was editor of Stream Daily, realscreen's sister publication covering the dynamic global digital video industry. She also served a stint as a war reporter in Afghanistan for television and print, and was a national business blogger with Yahoo Canada.

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