Patrick Roy to oversee eOne Films Canada as Bryan Gliserman exits

Roy (pictured), who oversees the Quebec film operations, will extend his duties to all of Canada as Gliserman secures a first-look deal for future film projects.

Entertainment One is hoping its success releasing movies in Quebec rubs off on this country’s English-language movie distribution market.

The indie distributor on Thursday announced Patrick Roy, who oversees the Quebec film operations, will head up the company’s Canadian film business as president, eOne Films Canada and Les Films Séville.

And Bryan Gliserman is exiting as president, eOne Films Canada, with a first-look deal in hand for future film projects.

Gliserman joined eOne in 2008 and released into the domestic market box office hits like the Twilight franchise, Now You See Me and American Hustle that came to Canada’s indie distributor via supply deals with U.S. studios like The Weinstein Company, Lionsgate/Summit and CBS Films.

eOne said Roy will aim to build on his success in Quebec with new gains in English Canada.

“Patrick has a great track record of success as well as the expertise to lead eOne’s talented Canadian team as our business moves into the future,” Steve Bertram, president, global film group at eOne, said in a statement Thursday.

Roy will retain his leadership roles at Les Films Seville and Les Films Christal as eOne consolidates its French and English Canadian businesses. And he will divide his time between Toronto and Montreal, where eOne maintains film distribution teams.