Shana Eddy-Grouf has been appointed by Studiocanal as its first executive to work permanently at the movie studios’ new Los Angeles offices. She will be the creative director and a senior vice president of international production.
The European studio is branching out with new offices in the US. Eddy-Grouf, who formerly worked as a senior agent at United Talent Agency will report to Studiocanal’s executive VP of international production and acquisitions based in Paris Ron Halpern. Eddy-Grouf also co-produced the hit movies like “Drive” and the upcoming “She Said.”
Eddy-Grouf said, “I am thrilled to contribute to Studiocanal’s ambitions in the U.S., and expand upon the exceptional strategic growth they have experienced under Olivier Courson and Ron Halpern’s leadership. They are making high quality, skillfully produced films, which benefit from an extraordinary international distribution and sales network.”
Halpern said, “I am so happy to welcome Shana. She has such great talent relationships in Los Angeles and elsewhere and a perfect understanding of the types of film Studiocanal would like to make. She is a great addition to Studiocanal. It’s really important to have someone in Los Angeles for testing a movie, to be part of the creative process, to be able to call a producer and say: ‘Let’s meet and try to push this project forward.’”