Exec to handle distributor's corporate activities

TORONTO — Montreal-based TVA Films has appointed 12-year film distribution vet Brian Ware director of marketing for English Canada effective immediately, TVA Films president Yves Dion said Wednesday.

Ware will handle the distributor’s corporate activities and film marketing across all media from TVA’s Toronto office.

The new exec spent the last eight years with Warner Bros. Entertainment, most recently as national exhibitor services manager for distribution.

TVA Films’ release slate includes Helen Hunt’s directorial debut “Then She Found Me,” Uma Thurman starrer “The Life Before Her Eyes” and helmer Larry Charles’ “Religulous,” featuring Bill Maher.

Created in 2002, TVA Films distributes pics and TV content in Canada’s English- and French-language markets and is a division of TVA Group, a Quebecor Media company.

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