International sales executive John Fremes has been named Head of International at indie production and sales group Nu Image/Millennium Films. He will report to company principals Avi Lerner and Trevor Short. Fremes will work in tandem with Mark Gill, who in June was named president of Nu Image’s production arm Millennium Films, and will oversee international sales, distribution and marketing of Millennium’s produced projects. Gill will manage development, financing and production of the company’s slate of eight to 10 projects annually. Fremes recently oversaw international sales, distribution and business affairs as president of worldwide distribution at Essential Entertainment, working on titles including Barney’s Version, The Expatriate and Defiance. Before that, he was president of Element Film International. Fremes founded Fusion International Sales Corp in 1999 and was founding president of Le Monde Entertainment Sales Corp, a division of Alliance Atlantis Communications.
Fremes is currently attending the Berlinale with Nu Image/Millennium’s project slate including Lovelace with Amanda Seyfried and Peter Sarsgaard, The Iceman with Michael Shannon and Winona Ryder, Killing Season starring Robert De Niro and John Travolta and The Expendables 2 starring Sylvester Stallone, Jason Statham and Jet Li.