Los Angeles-based independent film studio XYZ Films has hired Celine Lin as senior VP of international sales and distribution.
Lin will spearhead the company’s distribution and licensing strategy across the Asia Pacific region and in select European markets. She will report to XYZ president of international sales and distribution, Tatyana Joffe. Lin joins on the eve of Sundance and Berlin’s European Film Market.
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Most recently, Lin served as senior VP of international sales at STX Entertainment in London. Prior to STX, she held senior executive posts at Studiocanal in Paris and Wanda in Beijing. She began her career managing international sales for Coproduction Office.
Joffe said: “We are thrilled for Celine to join our international distribution team. She has developed licensing strategies for diverse libraries of content, has been an executive for companies on three continents, and has a reputation for being a bridge builder and cutting edge dealmaker. Her relationships and experience will be pivotal as we continue to strengthen and grow our distribution business across the globe.”
Lin added: “I’m delighted to be joining the brilliant team at XYZ Films, a company that I have long admired for their forward-thinking approach, impeccable taste, and curated slate that features a wealth of incredibly talented filmmakers from across the world. I look forward to contributing to the company’s global development and bringing future world-class projects to the market.”
XYZ recently renewed its financing agreement with fund management company IPR.VC.
Current titles from XYZ include upcoming Sundance premieres “Skywalkers: A Love Story,” a documentary directed by Jeff Zimbalist, and Steffen Haars and Flip Van der Kuil’s comedy “Krazy House,” starring Nick Frost and Alicia Silverstone.
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