Magazine article Screen International

La Terriere to Head EFB UK

Magazine article Screen International

La Terriere to Head EFB UK

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EXCLUSIVE: Appointment signals European Film Bonds ambition to establish a stronger foothold in the UK market.

Peter La Terriere, a British producer and former vp of international production for Universal Pictures, has been hired to head the London offices of European Film Bonds (EFB) - the completion guarantor for titles as Dom Hemingway, Headhunters and Nymphomaniac.

His appointment as EFB's managing director, UK, was announced today by the company's CEO and founder Per Neumann.

The move comes as EFB seeks to establish a stronger foothold in the UK market.

La Terriere will oversee the expansion of EFB's presence in the English-language production sector. The company has also hired legal executive Johan Ewing, and production executive Sudie Smyth.

The Scandinavian completion guarantor whose credits also include Toronto titles Starred Up, Pioneer and Qissa as well as A Royal Affair and Kon-Tiki, was set up by Per Neumann, Nina Crone and Hans Lönnerheden in Copenhagen.

The company's bonds are underwritten by The German Film Insurance Pool. Board members include Berlinale director Dieter Kosslick, producer Vibeke Windeløv (Breaking the Waves, Dogville and Dancer in the Dark) and entertainment lawyer, Andreas Pense. …

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