For Immediate Release
February 28, 2011
Move positions company to produce and distribute movies in Canada
Glendale, CA – Allied Artists Film Group has today announced the appointment of industry executive Carmela Evangelista as Managing Director of Allied Artists of Canada. United States based Allied Artists Film Group produces and distributes films under the iconic motion picture brands Allied Artists Pictures and Monogram Pictures. Throughout her career, Evangelista has worked with MGM, Warner Bros., MTV, Paramount, Universal, Disney, Lions Gate, Sony/Tri-Star, Fox, and Miramax. She has additionally represented clients appearing on episodic television and movies of the week through HBO, Showtime, USA Films, NBC, CBS, and ABC. Evangelista has had talent attached to many film and television properties, including X-Men, Steven Spielberg’s Taken, Santa Clause 2, Cody Banks and Scary Movie.
Peter Liapis, President of Allied Artists Film Group, commented that, “Carmela will concentrate her efforts on producing feature films and television programming under the Allied Artists banner. She’s been an active agent and producer for over 20 years and we are very fortunate to have her as part of the Allied Artists family.” Evangelista added, “I’m very excited to be joining the Allied Artists team and look forward to developing content that has world wide appeal.”
Evangelista will maintain offices in Vancouver, BC and at the company’s corporate headquarters in Southern California, while coordinating the Canadian contingent of film group operations around the globe.
The history of Allied Artists is long, varied and legendary. Throughout the years, the Allied Artists brand has been associated with such classic motion pictures as “Papillon,” starring Steve McQueen and Dustin Hoffman, “Cabaret,” with Liza Minnelli and Joel Grey, “Tickle Me” starring Elvis Presley, and “The Man Who Would be King,” starring Sean Connery, Michael Caine and Christopher Plummer, to name but a few.
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