eOne shifts international film sales to UK

Veteran British film exec Sally Caplan will head the division, with Charlotte Mickie continuing to be based in Toronto.

Entertainment One (eOne) is moving the headquarters for its international film sales operation from Toronto to London, and naming British veteran Sally Caplan as its new leader.

Caplan will fill the newly-created role of managing director of eOne Film International, reporting to eOne Filmed Entertainment COO Nelson Kuo-Lee.

Charlotte Mickie, the former head of international film sales, based in Toronto, will now report to Caplan.

“Sally’s wealth of relationships with content partners will enhance eOne’s ability to acquire international rights to premium films and offer greater access to these projects at an earlier stage for our distribution operations in the UK, Canada, Australia and the Benelux,” Kuo-Lee said in a statement.

Caplan was most recently head of the Premiere Fund at the UK Film Council, investing National Lottery money into mainstream, commercially-driven films like Mike Leigh’s Happy Go Lucky, Streetdance 3D and the Oscar-winning The King’s Speech by director Tom Hooper.

Before that, Caplan was president of Icon Film Distribution, the UK distribution division of Icon Entertainment.

She also worked as SVP of acquisitions at Momentum Pictures, a division of Alliance Films.