Magazine article Screen International

Studiocanal Adds Production Exec, Expands Role of UK CEO Danny Perkins

Magazine article Screen International

Studiocanal Adds Production Exec, Expands Role of UK CEO Danny Perkins

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Studiocanal has expanded its international film production activities with the appointment of producer Matthew Gledhill [pictured] as senior vice president, international production, and by assigning a broader production remit to UK CEO Danny Perkins.

The Paris-based film and high-end TV division of the Vivendi-owned Canal+ Group said Gledhill's arrival on March 31 was part of the ongoing development of its international film production activities.

Gledhill, who joins from One World Films, will act as an executive producer on international feature films produced in-house by Studiocanal.

He will also oversee titles produced by Ben Stassen's Belgian-based 3D/4D animation studio nWave Pictures, which is a subsidiary of Studiocanal. Past features by the company include Robinson Crusoe and The House Of Magic.

Gledhill produced Viggo Mortensen drama Far From Men and worked with Studiocanal chairman and CEO Didier Lupfer before, serving as a supervising producer on 2011 biopic Gainsbourg: A Heroic Life.

Ron Halpern, evp international production and acquisitions, will retain his current role overseeing Studiocanal's entire slate of international films, including as executive producer of international films developed with external producers. …

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