For the past 20 years, Xavier Marchand has been an international executive in the film industry leading production, sales and distribution businesses. His experience spans over all aspects of film finance, production, sales, marketing and distribution (theatrical, video and television) as well as general management. Since August 15th 2007 and following the acquisition of Alliance Films by Goldman Sachs and SGF, Xavier serves as President of Worldwide Distribution with responsibilities over operations on all territories, currently Canada, the United Kingdom and Ireland and Spain. In his previous tenure with Alliance Films, Xavier had been Managing Director of Momentum Pictures in the UK (since 5th of January 2004), and Aurum Producciones in Spain (since May 12, 2004). Prior to joining Alliance Films, Xavier had been a founder and director of Haystack Productions where he produced, co-produced or exec produced the following films: Dirty Deeds (John Goodman, Toni Colette); Birth (Nicole Kidman), Clean (Olivier Assayas); Palais-Royal (Valerie Lemercier ). Prior to starting up Haystack, Xavier also held senior roles at Polygram (President of Int’l Distribution having been beforehand Head of Int’l Film Distribution), Portman Entertainment (MD), Warner Brothers (SVP Theatrical Distribution) and Sovereign Films (President of Theatrical Sales and Distribution for Europe and Latin America).
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