XYZ Films is staffing up ahead of Berlin and has appointed former IM Global exec Tatyana Joffe as President of International Sales and Distribution.

Joffe, who spent eight years at IM Global, most recently as EVP, International Sales, will oversee XYZ’s international sales department as well as handling a number of major territories including Western Europe, Latin America, Australia and New Zealand.

She will report to XYZ partner Nick Spicer and will lead the sales team at the upcoming EFM at Berlin, where the firm will be selling titles including Stowaway starring Anna Kendrick, Synchronic starring Anthony Mackie and Jamie Dornan, Prisoners of the Ghostland starring Nicolas Cage, and The East starring Marwan Kenzari and Martijn Lakemeier.

XYZ partner Nate Bolotin will shift his focus to expanding North American sales operations and bolstering the company’s film acquisitions and packaging efforts.

At IM Global, Joffe handled sales and distribution on films such as Mel Gibson-directed Hacksaw Ridge, Lee Daniels’ The Butler, Martin Scorsese’s Silence, Marlon Wayans’ A Haunted House and Jason Blum’s Insidious and Sinister. Prior to IM Global, Joffe served as VP, International Distribution at QED International for three years where she handled sales, operations and facilitated film production loan closings with various financing institutions for films including Peter Jackson’s District 9 and Oliver Stone’s W.

“Tatyana is an excellent match for XYZ.  She has terrific taste and two decades of experience in all walks of international sales and distribution.  We’re thrilled for her to join the XYZ team on the heels of our ten-year anniversary as we continue to build out our global distribution business,” said XYZ Films.