CineEurope to honor StudioCanal's Rodolphe Buet
Rodolphe Buet, president of distribution and marketing at StudioCanal, will be honored with CineEurope’s 2016 “International Distributor of the Year Award” at the Centre Convencions Internacional Barcelona (CCIB) in Barcelona, Spain, on June 23.
“Buet has brought international distribution and marketing in Paris and across StudioCanal’s direct distribution territories to a new level,” stated Andrew Sunshine, co-managing director of CineEurope. “Having also significantly improved the coordination with StudioCanal’s distribution partners, the company now is more than ever able to pull off state-of-the-art worldwide campaigns for their upcoming event release. And we are delighted that we have the opportunity to honor such accomplishments at CineEurope this year.”
StudioCanal is Europe’s leader in production, rights acquisition, distribution and international sales of feature films and TV series. Buet joined the company in January 2005 as sales and marketing director. He was quickly promoted to executive VP in charge of international distribution and served in this position from 2009 to 2012. Over this period, he contributed to the successful integration of StudioCanal U.K. and Germany and the distribution strategy of StudioCanal’s first major international films, including Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy, The Last Exorcism and Sammy's Adventures. Buet was instrumental in closing key strategic deals with Lionsgate for the U.S. and Universal TV & Video for the rest of the world.
In 2012, Buet was appointed CEO of StudioCanal in Germany. In three years, he succeeded in bringing the company among the top five distributors in Germany, with strong results on StudioCanal productions including Non-Stop, Paddington and Shaun the Sheep. He was also responsible for signing an output deal with Lionsgate, including the Hunger Games franchise.
Since returning to Paris in 2015, Buet has been involved in securing key deals in the U.S. and China and reorganizing StudioCanal’s marketing operations.
Running June 20-23, CineEurope is the longest-running European convention and trade show for major, regional and independent cinema professionals.