International sales veteran Nicolas Chartier has teamed up with Dean Devlin'sproduction house Electric Entertainment to form the international sales company VoltagePictures.
Voltage will pick up films for international sales as well as handling Electric's film and television slate, including TheTriangle, which is setto premiere in the US on the Sci-Fi Channel, and The Librarian 2 starring Noah Wyle, which beginsshooting this summer.
The Librarian wasthe highest rated television film on cable in 2004 when it premiered on TNT.
"When I teamedwith Electric last year on the sale of The Librarian, we had a tremendous collaboration andsuccess in the international marketplace," Chartier said in a statement.
"Dean is a brand name globally and together we plan totake the high-quality independent films that the company produces to thehighest level of visibility around the world."
"It has alwaysbeen my intention to streamline the marketing and distribution of our projectson a global basis," Devlin added.
'Thisaffiliation with Nicolas will allow us to have that level of control and workwith someone who has tremendous experience in this arena."
Chartierpreviously served as head of US sales for Arclight Films, where he handledtitles such as Lord Of War starring Nicolas Cage, Head In The Clouds starring Charlize Theron and PenelopeCruz, and New Police Story starring Jackie Chan.
Prior toArclight he ran the foreign sales company Vortex Pictures from 2001 to 2003 andwas vice president of sales and acquisitions for Myriad Pictures from 1999 to2001.
Electric Entertainment'srecent credits include the New Line release Cellular, Eight-Legged Freaks, with Warner Bros, and The Librarian for TNT.