Elizabeth Trotman

Studiocanal Australia/New Zealand CEO Elizabeth Trotman is staying put after turning down the offer to run the company’s UK’s operations.

Instead, Anna Marsh, Studiocanal’s executive VP of international distribution, has been named as UK MD, starting on March 1. She will continue to run international sales out of London.

Trotman’s appointment was announced last October, filling the position vacated by Danny Perkins, who departed to set up his own business. Subsequently she decided not to make the move due to family-related visa issues.

Currently en route to the Berlin International Film Festival, she has been in that position since 2016 after serving as general manager sales and marketing. Previously she was in charge of marketing for Hoyts Distribution in NZ, and has also worked for BBC Worldwide, Warner Bros and Disney.

The distributor’s release slate includes Grant Sputore’s I Am Mother, which has been acquired by Netflix for North America and several other territories.

Hans Petter Moland’s Cold Pursuit, an action-thriller starring Liam Neeson and Laura Dern, opened today. James Marsh’s King of Thieves, a crime drama starring Michael Caine, Ray Winstone and Jim Broadbent, is dated for February 28.

Michael Engler’s The Chaperone, a 1920s-set drama starring Haley Lu Richardson, Elizabeth McGovern and Miranda Otto, and Jonathan Levine’s Long Shot, a comedy featuring Seth Rogen and Charlize Theron, are both scheduled for May 2.

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