June 23rd, 2022
Anna Marsh, CEO of STUDIOCANAL (a CANAL+ Company) has been named “International Distributor of the Year” at CineEurope. The award was presented as part of the CineEurope Awards Ceremony hosted by the Coca-Cola Company on Thursday 23 June 2022, at the Centre Convencions Internacional Barcelona (CCIB) in Barcelona, Spain.
“We could not be more excited to honour our good friend Anna Marsh with this year’s award”, stated Andrew Sunshine, President, Film Expo Group. “She defines what an executive is and is well respected throughout our industry. Anna is a natural leader who has helped take STUDIOCANAL — the European leader in the production and distribution of features films and TV series — to the next level and could not be more deserving of this award”, continued Sunshine.
“We are delighted that Anna is recognised as International Distributor of the Year at CineEurope 2022. STUDIOCANAL remains a crucial partner of European cinema exhibition and has shown itself to be fully committed to bring the best of European films to the Big Screen. This award recognises Anna’s leadership, her outstanding dedication and extraordinary passion for our industry,”stated Laura Houlgatte, CEO of UNIC.
STUDIOCANAL CEO Anna Marsh comments: “I share this award and this moment with my STUDIOCANAL team, who I would like to thank for their loyalty, dedication, tireless passion and drive. I share this with our talent – our network of producers and filmmakers who we genuinely regard as family. And I share this with everyone in attendance at CineEurope – Bob and Andrew Sunshine who bring us together each year to remind us that the movie going experience is the beating heart of everything we do. Today, I celebrate our friends in exhibition worldwide and our collective belief in the big screen. I am humbled and honoured to receive this award as a woman in an industry which has come such a long way – but we have further to go. And I am excited about the future as I stand here today with all of you. Thank you.”
Anna Marsh has nearly 20 years of experience in the entertainment industry. After graduating from the University of Otago in New Zealand and then HEC, she began her career in 2002 in the International Sales department of Tele Images Productions (Marathon group), before becoming International Sales Manager at TF1 International.
Anna joined STUDIOCANAL in 2008 as VP International Sales. In 2013, she was appointed Head of International Distribution Strategy, and shortly after Head of International Sales. In 2017, she was appointed EVP, International Distribution at STUDIOCANAL and in March 2019, she was appointed CEO of STUDIOCANAL UK.
In December 2019, Anna was appointed CEO of STUDIOCANAL.
In February 2022, she was appointed member of the CANAL+ Group Management Board.