French sales outfit Films Distribution is restructuring its sales and acquisitions department and will launch an international TV sales arm.
The company announced the news Wednesday saying that Sebastien Beffa would oversee all acquisitions and also take part in corporate development alongside existing Films Distribution principals Nicolas Brigaud-Robert, Francois Yon and Valery Guibal.
Beffa, who was previously at StudioCanal, has recently acquired Coco by Anne Fontaine, A L'Aventure by Jean-Claude Brisseau, and Dawn's Frontiere from Philippe Garrel.
Didar Domehri, formely international sales manager, has been promoted to executive director of worldwide sales. Domehri will continue to acquire feature films from around the world.
Pamela Leu, who was previously in charge of festivals for Films Distribution, will head the new TV programming sales department reporting to Domehri.
Leu will attend the TVFI Rendez-Vous in Biarritz next week and Mipcom in October.
At these markets, Leu will promote Films Distribution's film catalogue and new TV pick-ups such as Lagerfield Confidential, a documentary about the legendary fashion desiger and Nauru - The Dream Island, a documentary about the demise of a paradise-like islet in the Pacific destroyed by industrial greed and ecological changes.