EXCLUSIVE: Former evp of eOne Films International arrives in Cannes as new president of Mongrel International.

Beloved sales veteran Charlotte Mickie arrives in Cannes as the new president of freshly minted Mongrel International and will commence talks on Maudie starring Sally Hawkins.

Mickie joined Mongrel Media founder Hussain Amarshi’s new venture on the eve of Cannes after recently departing eOne Films International.

Mongrel International holds worldwide rights to the Canada-Ireland co-production excluding Canada, where Mongrel Media will distribute directly.

Aisling Walsh’s drama is lined up to shoot in Newfoundland, Canada, in July. The true story based on a screenplay by Sherry White recounts the romance between recluse Everett Lewis and Maud Lewis, who went on to become a celebrated folk painter.

Bob Cooper of Los Angeles-based Landscape produces with Mary Young Leckie of Toronto-based Solo Productions and Susan Mullen from Dublin’s Parallel. Heather Haldane, Mary Sexton, Tyler Mitchell, Alan Moloney and Johanna Hogan are executive producers.

Mickie most recently served as evp of eOne Films International after joining in 2008 when the company acquired Maximum Films, where she had served as managing director.

During her tenure at eOne she oversaw sales on Beasts Of The Southern WildAnimal KingdomIncendies and The Babadook, among others.

Prior to Maximum Films, Mickie was managing director of Celluloid Dreams, selling films by the Dardenne brothers, Michael Haneke and François Ozon. She oversaw sales at Alliance Atlantis and founded the Alliance Independent division.

“Charlotte has one of the most discerning eyes for spotting new talent,” said Mongrel president Amarshi. “She has been instrumental in bringing some of the most iconic independent films and directors to the world’s attention and she will continue to build on this legacy at Mongrel International.”

“Celebrating 20 years of distributing the highest calibre of independent cinema, Mongrel Media is an extraordinary achievement on the part of Hussain Amarshi,” said Mickie. 

“I’m very honoured to be a part of this organisation, which is a triumph of taste and industry, and thrilled to be working with Hussain.”