EXCLUSIVE: The company announced at Filmart (26) that it has brought on Asian-based acquisitions executive James Marsh.

Marsh is on the ground with XYZ Films at Filmart in Hong Kong this week, where he has been meeting with regional producers and financiers.

The Asian editor of TwitchFilm.com has been a programmer at Fantastic Fest since 2010 and will be based in Hong Kong, where he has lived since 2001.

He becomes the second international executive to join XYZ after Melbourne-based Simon de Bruyn in 2012. 

XYZ has been a prominent champion of Asian cinema and its sales and executive producer slate includes The Raid, The Raid 2, Killers, On The Job and The Night Comes For Us.

The company is producing English-language remakes of The Raid and On The Job with Screen Gems and Universal, respectively.