BERLIN, Feb. 9 /CNW/ - Patrice Theroux, President of the Filmed
Entertainment division of Entertainment One (E1), one of the world's leading
international entertainment companies, today announced the appointment of
Rainer Grupe as Vice President, Filmed Entertainment effective immediately.
Reporting directly to Theroux, Mr. Grupe's role will be working on the
international expansion plans for the fast growing group as well as to oversee
the multi-territory content strategy of Entertainment One's filmed
entertainment operations in the UK, Benelux, Canada and the U.S.
Mr. Grupe is a veteran in the international sales, distribution and
production business with more than 20 years of experience as VP, International
Sales for PolyGram Film International in London and previously as VP,
Acquisition & Distribution for Senator Film AG in Germany.
Mr. Grupe most recently worked as an independent producer in London. His
producing credits include Buffalo Soldiers starring the Academy-Award(R)
nominees Joaquin Phoenix, Ed Harris and Academy-Award(R) winner Anna Paquin as
well as handling global rights for UK pop star George Michael's self portrait
feature A Different Story.
"Rainer has a vast amount of experience and high level contacts in buying
and selling movies on an international level and thoroughly understands this
market inside out," said Mr. Theroux. "His knowledge and expertise are going
to be of huge benefit to Contender, RCV, Seville, and KOCH VISION, and to all
of us at Entertainment One Group."
"I'm thrilled to join the E1 team, and look forward to creating value for
this large, ambitious and well funded company," said Grupe. "The plan is to
become a world leading content ownership and distribution business and a one
stop shop for producers to get their films and television programs
Note to the Editors:
About Entertainment One Ltd. (LSE: ETO) AIM listed, Entertainment One
Ltd's strategy is to build a leading global independent entertainment content
ownership and distribution business which acquires films, television programs
and music content and exploits these rights in all media throughout the world.
Entertainment One is one of the world's leading international entertainment
companies with operations in Canada, the U.S, Benelux and the UK, where it
distributes, acquires and owns filmed entertainment and music content in all
medias. Entertainment One also owns Koch Entertainment, the largest
independent record label in North America and a leading independent
distributor of music and video in the United States.
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