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New Oz CEO for StudioCanal as Slaviero exits

The Australasian arm of StudioCanal is getting a new CEO after the exit of incumbent Robert Slaviero.

Elizabeth Trotman will take on the post at StudioCanal Australia and New Zealand on March 14 as Slaviero leaves the company.

She will report to Rodolphe Buet, StudioCanal’s president, international distribution for films, library and TV series.

This comes as Studiocanal eyes a significant strategic push in the Australasian region following acquisitions in the UK and Germany in recent years.

Trotman was previously general manager of sales and marketing, and has worked for The Walt Disney Company, Warner Bros. and BBC Worldwide.

She was part of the Hoyts Distribution company that StudioCanal acquired in 2012 and rebranded as its Australasian brand.

Slaviero led Hoys through the acquisition and subsequent integratiojn into the France-based, Canal+-owned studio.

“I am very pleased with the appointment of Elizabeth as the head of Australia and New Zealand,” said Buet. “Elizabeth has a perfect understanding of Studiocanal’s local activities and teams and we have faith in her marketing experience and expertise, as well as her international profile, to help the studio cross a new threshold in this part of the world.”

“A major focus for me will be to build and implement strategies that will enhance our growth in this diverse entertainment environment.”

StudioCanal’s assets include Happy Valley prodco Red Production Company and Spotless firm Tandem Communications.