Italian born film executive and producer Alberto Marini is leaving his position as director of international productions at leading Spanish film studio Filmax from November to work on his own “more personal” productions.

Marini has worked in the development department at Filmax for 11 years in which time he has helped develop, produce and/or write some of the companies key titles, including the hugely popular horror Rec films, directed by Paco Plaza and Jaume Balaguero, Emilio Estevez’s Galicia-set drama The Way, starring Martin Sheen, and Brad Anderson’s films The Machinist, starring Christian Bale, and Transsiberian, starring Woody Harrelson and Ben Kingsley.

“After 11 years at Filmax, I am starting a new professional adventure with my own production company Rebelion Terrestre Film,” Marini told ScreenDaily. “My intention is to announce my new slate at Cannes next year.”

Marini confirmed he will still work with Filmax in the future, and will continue to be involved as executive producer in the development and promotion of Filmax’s forthcoming films Snowflake: The White Gorilla, Sleep Tight and Rec Genesis, which will shoot in Spain next year.

Filmax has enjoyed great success with many of its films in the international market, but has struggled with some of its titles at the local box office, and announced recently that it has filed with the Barcelona Court for protection from creditors to restructure its debts.

Elisa Salinas, a new member of the board of directors at Filmax confirmed to Screen that they were currently in negotiation with banks and creditors to find a solution to the debts and resolve the situation in the best possible way.