Magazine article Screen International

Steve Bertram Joins eOne, Patrice Theroux Departs

Magazine article Screen International

Steve Bertram Joins eOne, Patrice Theroux Departs

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Entertainment One reveals plans to reorganize global film structure.

eOne veteran Patrice Theroux is to leave the production-distribution powerhouse with former DreamWorks executive Steve Bertram joining the company as president, Global Film Group, reporting to Darren Throop, CEO.

Théroux, who joined eOne in 2007 to run the outfit's film division, will continue to collaborate with eOne through a film and TV development deal.

Former Paramount and Relativity exec Bertram joins eOne from DreamWorks where he most recently led new business development and operations.

Reporting directly to CEO Jeffrey Katzenberg, Bertram was responsible for building and managing the company's new technology initiatives and strategic partnerships.

Bertram will lead film activities globally for the acquisitive mini-studio eOne, including supervision of eOne's direct distribution operations in Canada, the UK, the US, Australia/New Zealand, Spain and the Benelux.

He will also oversee the company's growing film production and international sales operations and will work to expand the company's partnerships, production and distribution activities.

"Our well-established film operation will undoubtedly benefit from Steve's business acumen, wide-ranging experience in global film distribution, production and financing, as well as his knowledge of emerging technology and evolving consumption trends," said Throop of Bertram.

Theroux's legacy

Dealmaker Theroux was key to building eOne into one of the world's largest and most successful indie film divisions. …

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