Canadian producer-distributor A71 Entertainment has hired a raft of senior female executives and relocated its distribution operation to Hamilton, Ontario. Under the leadership of newly appointed COO Susan Curran (pictured), A71 Entertainment combines all stages of media production, Canadian distribution, and international sales. The company, which retains offices in Toronto, will continue to work closely with Agency 71...Former Anchor Bay / Starz executive director of marketing and acquisitions Curran runs day-to-day operations alongside Jessica La Grassa (Mongrel), and joined A71’s international sales company V71 Entertainment in 2017...Min Yao has joined the team as corporate controller and brings 10 years’ experience in financing film and TV projects at the National Bank motion picture finance group. Laura Dinato from Anchor Bay/Starz rounds out the team as marketing and operations manager. Chad Maker, David Miller and Kirk Comrie are remain as business advisors to the new team. Bill Marks, owner of Trailer Park Boys, Cas & Dylan and Wolfcopboutique Canadian production house Vortex Words + Pictures, is the executive Chairman of A71 Entertainment. Entertainment lawyer Divya Shahani of Hall Webber LLP worked on the new management deals.
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