Iain Canning and Emile Sherman’s See-Saw Films has appointed Simon Gillis to the newly created position of Head of Commercial Affairs. Gillis will take up the post ahead of the Toronto International Film Festival. He will be based in London and spearhead the film division’s commercial activities; managing business operations and strategy, leading deal making and overseeing all commercial and financial matters. Gillis joins from Universal Pictures where he served most recently as VP of Acquisitions & Production, Business & Legal Affairs, working on the development, financing, production and distribution of film and TV content. He was previously a senior lawyer at The Walt Disney Company. Academy Award winning producer of The King’s Speech, See-Saw’s next film is Lion starring Nicole Kidman and Dev Patel which premieres in Toronto and will be released by The Weinstein Co in November. The company is also in post on the John Cameron Mitchell-directed comedy How To Talk To Girls At Parties starring Kidman and Elle Fanning. It’s also behind Jane Campion’s Top Of The Lake. The second season is currently shooting with Elisabeth Moss and Kidman.
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