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Sherry, Cianciotta launch D Films

New Canadian distributor to attend Toronto festival

Two weeks shy of the Toronto Film Festival’s kickoff, the Canuck market is heating up with Tuesday’s launch of D Films, a Toronto-based full-service marketing and distribution company run by industry vets Jim Sherry and Tony Cianciotta, former colleagues at Maple Pictures and Motion Picture Distribution.

The boutique company aims to acquire long-term rights to international and Canadian films across all platforms, and will have a presence at the festival.

“We believe this is a perfect time to launch D Films,” said Cianciotta, a former key player in building Alliance Releasing (now Alliance Films) into a major force.

“Complementing our films and filmmakers, and not just servicing their films, is the ambition of our organization,” added Sherry, a former Miramax VP and most recently co-prexy at Maple, where he secured a long-term output deal with Miramax and acquired George Clooney starrer “The Men Who Stare at Goats.” Sherry continues his relationship with Maple as senior consultant.

Sherry and Cianciotta’s combined distribution credits include independent hits “The Lord of the Rings” trilogy, “The English Patient,” “Shakespeare in Love,” “Chicago,” “Trainspotting” and “Life Is Beautiful.”

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