Dividing his time between Los Angeles and Paris, Mr. Sperry maintains an exclusive advisory arrangement with Focus, one which also entails continuing communication with Canal +, Studio Canal, and parent company Universal Pictures.
Before forming Liaison, the veteran film executive spent nearly three years as co-president of Canal +'s U.S. operation. Based in Los Angeles, he oversaw the company's investments in U.S. films.
For four years prior, Mr. Sperry was executive vice president, programs and strategic development, subsidiaries division for the French company. During that period, he oversaw the strengthening of the company's business units into a cohesive whole as the company went public. He first came to Canal + in 1987, and as head of acquisitions was an architect of the company's library of 5,500 films.
His previous positions include three years as president of Alliance International, as well as four years as head of Island Records (France), where he helped build up the company's film business. He began his career in the film industry in the 1970s, working on nearly three dozen features in various capacities.
Prior to AP13, Liaison produced Pascal Laugier's ghost story Saint Ange, starring Virginie Ledoyen.
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