VP of International Production and Acquisitions, StudioCanal
Rachel Okine is the Paris-based Vice President of International Production and Acquisitions for Europe’s largest studio, StudioCanal. In this role she acquires and develops premium theatrical content for the company’s interests in France, Germany, Australia/NZ and the UK, as well as its international sales division, to coordinate a multi-territory acquisitions and production strategy.
Rachel’s first job in distribution was as acquisitions assistant in London’s FilmFour after which she returned to Australia to become a founding staff member of leading Australian independent film distribution company, Hopscotch (acquired by Canadian-based Entertainment One in 2011) working across its publicity and marketing campaigns. Her role evolved to focus on the acquisition of international and local films, as well as establish and oversee development for Hopscotch’s production activities.
STUDIOCANAL is a subsidiary of the CANAL+ Group. It is one of Europe’s leading companies in the market for co-production, acquisition, distribution and sales of international feature films and TV series. STUDIOCANAL is the only studio which operates simultaneously in three main European territories – France, the United Kingdom and Germany – as well as in Australia and New Zealand. The company distributes a total of more than 50 films a year. Moreover, STUDIOCANAL owns one of the most important catalogues in the world, containing more than 5,000 French, British, Italian, German and American titles. The company is responsible for their custody as well as restoration. It also manages the sales of rights to those films, notably for remakes.