Entertainment One has steadily been detailing a new executive structure following its takeover of rival Canadian giant Alliance Films in a $230M deal that was completed last month. Execs were quickly named for the UK and Spain operations and the latest announcement concerns its operations closer to home where eOne and Alliance have significant overlap. Here’s the release:
Montréal/Toronto/London – February 11, 2013 – Entertainment One (“eOne” or “the Group”) announces the Group’s Canadian Film leadership team, following its acquisition of Alliance Films announced January 9, 2013.
Patrice Théroux, who leads eOne’s global Film business, today confirms that David Reckziegel, will continue to oversee all North American Film operations, including the combined Canadian group, as President, eOne Films North America.
The Company also announces that Bryan Gliserman and Noah Segal will oversee eOne Films Canada, including the former Alliance Films teams, as Co-Presidents.
Additionally, Patrick Roy will oversee operations in Quebec as President, Les Films Seville. He will also serve as Co-President of Les Films Christal, alongside Christian Larouche.
“eOne has built a strong international business from Canada and we are now even better positioned to support Canadian and Québec talent and provide more filmmakers access to new markets and platforms and wider visibility both in Canada and internationally,” said Théroux.
Gliserman, Segal and Roy will report to Reckziegel.
“We’re very proud to present our Canadian and Québec leadership. We have put together a dream team. Bryan, Noah and Patrick connect an unparalleled network of Canadian, Québec and international filmmakers and producers together with eOne,” added Reckziegel.
David Reckziegel, President, eOne Films North America
David Reckziegel co-founded Seville Entertainment with partner John Hamilton in 1999, and via its subsidiary Les Films Seville, built it into Canada’s premiere distributor of quality cinema from around the world.
In 2007, Seville was acquired by Entertainment One and Reckziegel assumed the dual roles of President of Les Films Séville and Co-President of Entertainment One Films Canada. In 2009, he also became Co-President of eOne subsidiary Les Films Christal. Until 2011, he also managed the growth of Entertainment One’s international division.
Reckziegel played a leading role in turning eOne Films Canada into one of the country’s largest distributors of feature films and television programs. In 2011, he was promoted to President, eOne Films North America, and is now also leading the successful expansion of eOne’s US theatrical operations and supporting eOne’s expansion in the US.
Bryan Gliserman, Co-President, eOne Films Canada
In May 2008, Bryan Gliserman joined Entertainment One Films Canada as Co–President.
Prior to joining eOne, he served as President of Odeon Films, a division of Alliance Films where he oversaw acquisitions, marketing and distribution sales.
Gliserman’s background in feature film distribution, marketing and acquisitions includes positions at Maximum Films, Orion Pictures Canada, Telefilm Canada, Columbia Pictures of Canada, Astral Films Limited and MGM/UA Entertainment.
Noah Segal, Co-President, eOne Films Canada
Noah Segal brings over 15 years of experience in the international content distribution business to his new role at eOne. In his time serving as Executive Vice President at Alliance Films, Segal played an instrumental role building the Canadian business, with a special focus on the home entertainment division where he expanded his role to include oversight of all television sales and the burgeoning online distribution operation. Segal was actively involved in content acquisition for the Canadian division of the company and its vibrant theatrical business.
Segal’s past experience also includes Executive Vice President, Worldwide Marketing at Lions Gate Films and various roles, including VP and General Manager, English Canada at Malofilm Distribution.
Patrick Roy, President, Les Films Seville & Co-President, Les Films Christal
Patrick Roy has over 20 years of experience in film distribution. Beginning his career at Alliance Films in 1994, Roy subsequently climbed the ranks to ultimately become President and CEO of Alliance Vivafilm, the company’s robust Quebec film operation.
A staunch supporter of Quebec culture and talent, Roy has played a key role in the distribution of more than 100 Quebec films. These include more than 30 films by first-time directors and the biggest box-office successes in the history of Quebec cinema.