The executive producer and former Breakthrough Entertainment executive Marina Cordoni has set up her new venture and announced a partnership with Breaking Glass Pictures in the US.

Marina Cordoni Entertainment will provide one-stop shop services for various stages of feature production, as well as financial pre-production negotiations and competed sales, marketing and release strategies.  

Serving as executive producer, Cordoni will work alongside established film-makers to take projects to green light. Wearing her sales agent cap, Cordoni will handle deals for Canadian release and international distribution.

Under the deal with Breaking Glass Pictures, Cordoni will represent that company’s available films for Canada and bring Breaking Glass Canadian films for US distribution.

The first deal is for Blackbird, Nova Scotia film-maker Jason Buxton’s Toronto 2012 winner of the Best Canadian First Feature award. Breaking Glass has taken all rights to the film.

“This year represents an exciting turning point for me,” said Cordoni. “Working directly with the film-makers is a way to help the industry at large.” 

“After seeing Blackbird at TIFF a few years ago, we knew immediately we wanted to represent the film in the US and it was worth the wait,” says Breaking Glass Pictures co-founder Richard Wolf.

“Working with Ms Cordoni’s magnitude of expertise and talents makes this process a pleasure and we certainly look forward to many more film releases with MCE.”

“I have watched Breaking Glass build into a go-to dynamic distribution company,” said Cordoni. “They are smart and savvy execs who know their market inside-out. I feel honoured to be working with them.”