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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.

About The Author
Barry Walsh is editor and content director for realscreen, and has served as editor of the publication since 2009. With a career in entertainment media that spans two decades, prior to realscreen, he held the associate editor post for now defunct sister publication Boards, which focused on the advertising and commercial production industries. Before Boards, he served as editor of Canadian Music Network, a weekly music industry trade, and as music editor for HMV.com. As content director, he also oversees the development of content for the brand's market-leading events, the Realscreen Summit and Realscreen West, as well as new content initiatives.

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