The Montreal World Film Festival (MWFF) top brass announced (28) that Massimo Saidel has been named special advisor to the Montreal International Film Market for 2014.

Saidel currently serves as advisor to the Rome Film Market.

He will report to Gilles Bériault, director of the Montreal International Film Market and become the exclusive advisor to the Montreal Market in 2015.

“Mr Saidel has an impressive track record as a sales agent of films on the international scene and has dealt with many of the most prominent producers and distributors on both sides of the Atlantic,” said MWFF president Serge Losique.

The 38th Montreal World Film Festival as well and film market are scheduled to run from August 21-September 1.