Independent Entertainment, the sales and production banner behind last year’s romantic drama starring Harry Styles My Policeman, Expanded scope with the hiring of Elisa Christophe as Head of Marketing and Communications.
Christophe has over a decade of production and PR experience in the film and television industry, most recently as Associate Director at publicity agency Epilogue, overseeing the theatrical department and leading Strategy and execution of international campaigns. Among her 50-plus clients are Indira Varma (Obi Wan Kenobi), rising star Aaron Pierre ( The Underground Railroad), writer and filmmaker Emma Forrest(Your voice is in my head), BAFTA winner Mark Bonnar(Guilt), and casting director Sophie Holland (Wednesday).
Christophe, who will report to Chief Operating Officer (COO) Cora Palfrey and General Manager International Sales Sarah Lebutsch, will be responsible for Independent’s film and television projects, working with filmmakers, distribution Work with vendors to oversee marketing strategy and buyers, as well as lead the company’s PR and communications strategy.
Palfrey and CEO Luc Roeg said: “As we look at the company’s current history and future ambitions, now is the right time to expand our team and infrastructure. “Elisa brings her extensive expertise and experience in marketing and communications, along with a shared passion for independent filmmaking. This is an exciting time for Independent Entertainment and we are delighted to have Elisa join our fantastic team,” said CEO Luc Roeg and COO Palfrey.
Independent produced the Toronto bow My Policeman – also starring Emma Corrin and David Dawson – along with Amazon Studios and Berlanti Productions. Its current sales list includes Simon Amstel’s upcoming Maria, Pulse Films’ untitled Lewis Capaldi documentary, The Dagon To be directed by Brad Anderson Number Three Directed by Jerrold Carmichael, Orion/MGM in US, F1 Documentary Hill ) From directors Alex Holmes and Amrou Al-Kadhi’s debut feature Layla, sponsored by Film 4 and BFI with Significant Productions. 50