Former Lionsgate and Solstice Studios top executive Crystal Bourbeau has joined AGC Studios as president of worldwide sales and distribution.
The highly respected industry veteran arrives after it emerged this week that she and others from the Solstice executive suite including founder and CEO Mark Gill had left the ailing company.
Bourbeau reports to AGC Studios founder and CEO Stuart Ford and will oversee sales and distribution on the film and TV slate as well as playing a significant role in acquisitions. She will also work closely with AGC’s head of film Linda McDonough, head of television Lourdes Diaz, head of marketing and publicity Bonnie Voland, and COO Miguel Palos.
Bourbeau helped build Solstice since its launch in 2018 and handles sales and serves as an executive producer on Robert Rodriguez’s Hypnotic starring Ben Affleck, which is currently in production. She also launched sales and serves as an executive producer on Russell Crowe road rage drama Unhinged which opened late last summer in cinemas.
Prior to Solstice, Bourbeau was EVP of international sales and distribution for Lionsgate and was instrumental in the sale of more than 100 films including the Hunger Games franchise, La La Land, Now You See Me, and the Saw franchise and managed third-party sales business with top producers such as Black Label Media, Participant Media, Thunder Road Films, Alcon and River Road.
Ford said, “Crystal brings extensive global sales and marketing experience, decades-long relationships and a dynamic work ethic that will perfectly complement the existing AGC senior executive team. We’re very excited to have her onboard.”
Bourbeau added “Stuart has built an extremely impressive operation at AGC that has proven to be highly adaptable and home to a commercial slate. I admire the entrepreneurial spirit that is at the core of his outfit and I’m thrilled to be a part of such an ambitious team.”
On Wednesday AGC Studios announced that production had begun in London and Scotland on supernatural horror Consecration.