Harold van Lier has departed his post as president of Entertainment One Films International after a year in the role as the company consolidates its international sales operations within its film production arm.
Van Lier had headed StudioCanal’s sales operations before joining eOne a year ago. He previously worked at Summit.
The move will further support the company’s increased focus on internally produced films, eOne said in the announcement, and will ensure the sales teams can maximize the potential of those movies. It unveiled its global film production arm in April under the leadership of Xavier Marchand.
The division recently announced first-look deals with Simon Oakes and Marc Schipper’s Hammer Films and David Lancaster’s Rumble Films as well as production deals on “Eye in the Sky” and “Message From the King.”
Van Lier plans to continue working with filmmakers and financiers to package films with strong international appeal. Charlotte van Weede (senior VP, international sales) and Anick Poirier (VP, international sales, Seville International) will continue to direct international sales, reporting to Marchand.