eOne has appointed Alex Hamilton, its former UK director of films, as the managing director and head of its merged eOne-Alliance UK film team, effective immediately.
Jorge Vazquez will serve as managing director for the company in Spain.
eOne did not comment on the future of former Momentum president Xavier Marchand or Momentum acquisitions chief Robert Walak. It previously announced the departures of Alliance Films CEO Victor Loewy and Charles Layton.
Adam Hurst will transition from his current role as eOne’s deputy CFO to take on the role of finance director for the combined UK Film business; and Igor Ibeas, will serve as deputy managing director for the company in Spain.
“We’re delighted to present our European leaders” said Patrice Théroux, who leads eOne’s global film business.
“As we move forward, adding Spain to our core film territories, it’s with the confidence that we are being championed by the industry’s finest,” said Théroux.
“They all have an incredible knowledge of their markets and the international film business. We are thrilled to harness their leadership to continue to build eOne’s European Film operations for years to come.”
Jan Kouwenhoven continues to lead eOne Film Benelux.
eOne also announced that Charles Ogilvie is to leave the company.
As a founder and director of Contender Entertainment from its inception in 1995, Ogilvie joined eOne in 2007 when Contender was acquired by eOne to establish eOne’s UK business. Since then, he has overseen the finance and operations in the UK.
Hamilton joined eOne in 2008 and has overseen the huge box office success of the Twilight franchise. The company achieved number one market share among independents in 2010 and 2012 and number two market share in 2009 and 2011. Hamilton also brokered eOne’s significant output deal with LoveFilm in 2011.
Vazquez joined former Alliance subsidiary Aurum 14 years ago. He was responsible for the successful launch of The Lord of the Rings trilogy, as part of the company’s agreement with New Line Cinema and led the Theatrical division to box-office success with The Passion of the Christ and My Big Fat Greek Wedding, among others. He had served as managing director since 2008, securing output deals with Summit/Lionsgate for Spain and overseeing the Twilight franchise in Spain.
Igor Ibeas has served as Aurum´s deputy general manager since February 2008.
Further announcements on company structure are expected soon.