As the annual European Film Market gets underway this week, Newen Connect has upped Alice Damiani to SVP International Film Sales. In her new role, Damiani will take on responsibility for identifying and championing new cinema projects from TF1 Studio, a raft of acclaimed film production talent from within the Newen Studios Group, as well as those from third parties.
Damiani will also oversee the international distribution and sales of Newen Connect’s current and future slate of titles, as well as its back catalogue of over 1000 titles, which includes English and non-English cinema classics such as “Muriel’s Wedding,” “The Piano” and “La Vie En Rose.”
Damiani has spent most of her career in distribution and was previously VP International Cinema Sales at TF1 Studio (part of Newen Connect since 2022), having joined the company in 2017. She was previously International Sales Manager at France Télévisions Distribution and Doc & Film International, and spent the early part of her career working with Pyramide Distribution.
“As we continue to build and broaden our range of premium cinema titles supporting the TF1 Studio line up, those fantastic Inhouse producers who recently joined Newen Studios and some of the industry’s most respected talent and production companies, I can think of nobody better to lead our team. Alice has a fantastic track record in identifying entertaining projects that offer a strong narrative, which both delight audiences and drive global sales,” said Rodolphe Buet, CEO of Newen Connect.
“I am thrilled to be leading the cinema sales team at an important point in Newen Connect’s growth phase. We already have a fantastic catalogue of some of the most iconic cinema titles, and as I look at our upcoming slate, I am very proud of the range of projects we have coming through, made by – and featuring – some of the very best talent in the business,” Alice Damiani added.