Bill Marks joins CineCoup as head of production

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Industry vet Bill Marks has joined film accelerator CineCoup as head of production, it was announced Tuesday.

Marks will produce Wolfcop, the first CineCoup feature film slated to begin production this fall.

“It’s great to be filling out the CineCoup executive team with an industry veteran of this calibre who understands the importance of innovation,” said CineCoup founder and CEO J. Joly in a statement. “With his knowledge and experience, Bill Marks will assist CineCoup to ensure its productions are delivered on time and on budget.”

Marks’ credits include producing Swearnet, starring the former Trailer Park Boys, A Fighting Man and Casino Jack, starring Kevin Spacey and which premiered at the 2010 Toronto International Film Festival.

He is also the co-founder of Modern Imageworks Design and founder of English-language comic book publisher Vortex Comics.

Also announced Tuesday, CineCoup will co-host the Fantasia Networking Event with Telefilm Canada at the Fantasia International Film Festival in Montreal this Friday.

The organizations first announced a partnership in May, meant to amplify CineCoup’s marketing efforts to reach a wider Canadian audience, as Telefilm expands its own commercial marketing and discovery efforts.

“We’re constantly innovating in our quest to find and encourage emerging talent. Our New Ways of Discovering Canadian Talent campaign was created to promote the next cinematic gems; CineCoup pushes the boundaries of development, production, distribution and marketing,” Telefilm executive director Carolle Brabant said in her own statement.

The organizations at the event will unveil details for their recent partnership, and discuss promotional plans for Wolfcop. CineCoup president of distribution and sales Brad Pelman will also meet with international sales agents for the accelerator’s top 10 film projects.