Canal Plus taps new topper

Hassid to head of indie film acquisitions

Laurent Hassid has been put in charge of non-French indie film acquisitions at Canal Plus, the paybox announced Friday.

Hassid, previously deputy director of French film acquisitions, will buy movies for the flagship premium channel, Canal Plus, as well as digital service Canal Plus Cinema and the group’s thematic cinema channels.

As well as indie films from the rest of the world, his remit will include French-produced pics in other languages.

Hassid will report to Canal Plus’ cinema topper Evi Fullenbach.

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