Company Profile

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Andre Relis

Andre Relis is the President of VMI Worldwide. With more than 12 years in the business, Andre began his career as a co-producer at Fox Sports / Media-Webcast back in the 90's before transitioning to Amazing Films / Highland Crest Pictures where he worked as the Director of International Sales. In 2000, Andre moved to Troma Entertainment where he Managed the West Coast Division and was promoted to Director of Worldwide Sales. In 2002, Andre transitioned once again, this time to the small boutique sales company, Vision Films, Inc., where Mr. Relis played a pivotal role in growing the company into a viable international sales distributor. He doubled sales during his tenure, dramatically increased the volume and quality of Acquisitions and spearheaded the launch of Vision Music, Inc. in 2003. Because of his role in the dramatic growth of the companies, Mr. Relis was promoted to Managing Partner and 50% owner of both Vision Films, Inc. as well as Vision Music, Inc. With his vast experience and powerful drive, Andre brought both companies to an unprecedented level of success before branching out to launch VMI Worldwide in 2010 where he is already making a huge impact on the industry. arelis@vmiworldwide.com

Andre Relis

President
 arelis@vmiworldwide.com
J.D. Beaufils

A Sales & Distribution Film executive for 15 years, J.D. Beaufils began his Entertainment career in 1999 at LA based Overseas Filmgroup (now First Look Studios) as a Junior Salesman, climbing up to the position of Director of Sales handling major European territories as well as the Asian continent.  In 2005 he joined Bauer Martinez International contributing through key pre-sales to the financing of major motion pictures domestically distributed by MGM and The Weinstein Co. He has since served as Sr. Vice-President at Family and Animation-oriented Porchlight Entertainment as well as genre outfit Epic Pictures Group before moving from Hollywood to the San Francisco Bay Area to bridge the gap between the Film Industry and New Media and launch the North American operations of Under The Milky Way, a worldwide preferred iTunes aggregator responsible for the release of 1,000+ titles on major digital platforms such as iTunes, Sony Entertainment Network, Google Play, Vudu and Amazon. Some of the tentpole pictures Beaufils handled are:  Fox Searchlight’s TITUS, Directed by Julie Taymor and starring Anthony Hopkins, HARSH TIMES with Christian Bale and Eva Longoria directed by David Ayer (Training Day, End of Watch), THE FLOCK  starring Richard Gere & Claire Danes) and directed by Andrew Lau (Infernal Affairs I, II & II), I COULD NEVER BE YOUR WOMAN (Paul Rudd, Michelle Pfeiffer & Sairse Ronan) as well as Animated Feature Films  AQUA TEEN HUNGER FORCE COLON MOVIE FILM FOR THEATERS (distributed in US Theaters by Warner Bros) and SPACE DOGS 3D.  He has a degree in Economics from the University of Paris – Sorbonne and a B.A. in English Literature & Linguistics from the University of Minnesota and lives with his wife in the heart of Hollywood where dreams are made.                                             
jd@vmiworldwide.com

J.D. Beaufils

Sales Executive
jd@vmiworldwide.com
Julie Paquit

"Born in France, Julie moved to Los Angeles in 2011 after graduating from Paris Est University. In 2013, she received a Business and Management of Entertainment Certificate from University Of California Los Angeles. While pursuing her certificate, Julie had an opportunity to attend the Cannes Film Festival. From there, she decided to pursue her career in the International Distribution. She interned in the sales department at Voltage Pictures, IM Global, CMG... and attended markets such AFM, Cannes Film Festival and MipTV. Later, she worked as an international sales coordinator for Cinetel Films and Mance Media. Julie Became a Sales Executive for VMI Worldwide in 2016. She is a member of Women in Film."

jpaquit@vmiworldwide.com

Julie Paquit

Sales Executive
jpaquit@vmiworldwide.com
Andre Relis

Andre Relis is the President of VMI Worldwide. With more than 12 years in the business, Andre began his career as a co-producer at Fox Sports / Media-Webcast back in the 90's before transitioning to Amazing Films / Highland Crest Pictures where he worked as the Director of International Sales. In 2000, Andre moved to Troma Entertainment where he Managed the West Coast Division and was promoted to Director of Worldwide Sales. In 2002, Andre transitioned once again, this time to the small boutique sales company, Vision Films, Inc., where Mr. Relis played a pivotal role in growing the company into a viable international sales distributor. He doubled sales during his tenure, dramatically increased the volume and quality of Acquisitions and spearheaded the launch of Vision Music, Inc. in 2003. Because of his role in the dramatic growth of the companies, Mr. Relis was promoted to Managing Partner and 50% owner of both Vision Films, Inc. as well as Vision Music, Inc. With his vast experience and powerful drive, Andre brought both companies to an unprecedented level of success before branching out to launch VMI Worldwide in 2010 where he is already making a huge impact on the industry. arelis@vmiworldwide.com

Andre Relis

President
 arelis@vmiworldwide.com
J.D. Beaufils

A Sales & Distribution Film executive for 15 years, J.D. Beaufils began his Entertainment career in 1999 at LA based Overseas Filmgroup (now First Look Studios) as a Junior Salesman, climbing up to the position of Director of Sales handling major European territories as well as the Asian continent.  In 2005 he joined Bauer Martinez International contributing through key pre-sales to the financing of major motion pictures domestically distributed by MGM and The Weinstein Co. He has since served as Sr. Vice-President at Family and Animation-oriented Porchlight Entertainment as well as genre outfit Epic Pictures Group before moving from Hollywood to the San Francisco Bay Area to bridge the gap between the Film Industry and New Media and launch the North American operations of Under The Milky Way, a worldwide preferred iTunes aggregator responsible for the release of 1,000+ titles on major digital platforms such as iTunes, Sony Entertainment Network, Google Play, Vudu and Amazon. Some of the tentpole pictures Beaufils handled are:  Fox Searchlight’s TITUS, Directed by Julie Taymor and starring Anthony Hopkins, HARSH TIMES with Christian Bale and Eva Longoria directed by David Ayer (Training Day, End of Watch), THE FLOCK  starring Richard Gere & Claire Danes) and directed by Andrew Lau (Infernal Affairs I, II & II), I COULD NEVER BE YOUR WOMAN (Paul Rudd, Michelle Pfeiffer & Sairse Ronan) as well as Animated Feature Films  AQUA TEEN HUNGER FORCE COLON MOVIE FILM FOR THEATERS (distributed in US Theaters by Warner Bros) and SPACE DOGS 3D.  He has a degree in Economics from the University of Paris – Sorbonne and a B.A. in English Literature & Linguistics from the University of Minnesota and lives with his wife in the heart of Hollywood where dreams are made.                                             
jd@vmiworldwide.com

J.D. Beaufils

Sales Executive
jd@vmiworldwide.com
Julie Paquit

"Born in France, Julie moved to Los Angeles in 2011 after graduating from Paris Est University. In 2013, she received a Business and Management of Entertainment Certificate from University Of California Los Angeles. While pursuing her certificate, Julie had an opportunity to attend the Cannes Film Festival. From there, she decided to pursue her career in the International Distribution. She interned in the sales department at Voltage Pictures, IM Global, CMG... and attended markets such AFM, Cannes Film Festival and MipTV. Later, she worked as an international sales coordinator for Cinetel Films and Mance Media. Julie Became a Sales Executive for VMI Worldwide in 2016. She is a member of Women in Film."

jpaquit@vmiworldwide.com

Julie Paquit

Sales Executive
jpaquit@vmiworldwide.com




Renato

Denver Alcazar joined VMI Worldwide as a Controller in August 2016. Prior to VMI, Denver was the Chief Financial Officer (CFO) of Tricoast Worldwide Inc., an independent film production company 2014 to 2016. He also practiced his passion for teaching as an Adjunct Faculty at Westwood College where he taught Accounting and Management courses to students pursuing Bachelor's degree and Masters in Business Administration from 2013 to 2015. Denver worked as financial consultant at DirecTV in 2013. He held controllership and directorial position in finance and accounting at MGM Entertainment Inc. and Porchlight Entertainment Inc. Prior to joining Porchlight, he was the Director of Finance & Accounting at Cinedigm (fka Access Integrated Technologies, Inc.), a public company dealing with digital media technology. Before joining Cinedigm, Denver was the Director of Finance at Fox Sports International in charge of the financial operation of Fox Sports en Espanol in the US and Latin America.

Denver also worked at PriceGrabber.com where he was the Senior Director of Finance and Accounting. He spent several years at Fox Family Worldwide Inc. (now ABC Family Worldwide Inc.) as the Director of International Finance prior to joining PriceGrabber. Other related professional experiences of Denver include a Manager of Finance at Wilshire Court Productions owned and operated by Paramount Pictures and Viacom. He was also a former Controller of Commonwealth Utilities Corporation located in Mariana Islands, Guam, USA. Denver worked as a senior auditor in public accounting with affiliate of Coppers & Lybrand (now Price, Waterhouse, Coopers, CPAs). Denver has travelled to several countries while performing audits and contract negotiations mostly notably in Japan, Singapore and the continental United States.

Denver holds a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration with concentration in Accounting and Management from Laguna College, where he also received his CPA license from the Philippines. Denver doctoral candidate at Walden University DBA program with concentration in Accounting. 

accounting@vmiworldwide.com

Renato "Denver" Alcazar

Controller
accounting@vmiworldwide.com
Rachel Weise

Rachel Weise is an entertainment law attorney born and raised in Los Angeles. She graduated from the University of Southern California School of Cinematic Arts in 2011. Realizing that creating films was not her strength, though she often wishes it were, she pursued a degree in Critical Studies, a writing and theory intensive film major. While pursuing her Bachelor's degree, Rachel took an introductory law course where things just clicked. From there she decided to pursue her love of film from a business and legal angle. Rachel chose Southwestern Law School specifically for its entertainment law offerings and curriculum. While at Southwestern she interned in the Business and Legal Affairs departments at Lionsgate, Miramax, NBC Universal, and Blumhouse Productions. Rachel is a member of the California Bar, Beverly Hills Bar Association, and Los Angeles County Bar Association. contracts@vmiworldwide.com


Rachel Weise

Director of Business Affairs
contracts@vmiworldwide.com
Jessica Bennett

Born in Stockton, California, Jessica moved to Los Angeles in 2011 at the age of 18 after graduating Lincoln High School. She received a Bachelors Degree from The Art Institute of California Los Angeles in Digital Filmmaking and Video Production. In 2013, she directed a successful web series called "Pensado's Place" for thirty plus consecutive episodes. She is also co-creator and director of a web series called "The Bianca Bee Show." Along with that, Jessica has directed and produced numerous short films, commercials and music videos. She interned for Cinelou Films and was an assistant to Wayne Marc Godfrey at The Fyzz Facility. Jessica became Acquisitions & Development Coordinator for VMI Worldwide in 2015.

Jessica Bennett

Director of Acquisitions Development & Marketing
acquisitions@vmiworldwide.com
Jess Malivuk

Jess grew up in Pittsburg, PA and graduated with a double degree in Film Studies and Ecology from the University of Pittsburgh in 2015. She made the drive cross country to LA to start her career in the industry, it didn't take her long to find her first job with ScaleLab as a Talent Manager's Assistant. While she was their she took some time off to work on Top Chef and got some on set experience. She left ScaleLab to join Alchemy as a Digital Media Assistant, she helped the distribution team organize their library of over 4,000 titles and streamlined the delivery process. Once that project was done, she joined Herzog and Company as a Post Production Assistant. Her main goal was to learn about technical production and delivery. Now she brings all of her experience to VMI to bring some order to our growing library.  servicing@vmiworldwide.com

Jess Malivuk

Director of Servicing
servicing@vmiworldwide.com
Renato

Denver Alcazar joined VMI Worldwide as a Controller in August 2016. Prior to VMI, Denver was the Chief Financial Officer (CFO) of Tricoast Worldwide Inc., an independent film production company 2014 to 2016. He also practiced his passion for teaching as an Adjunct Faculty at Westwood College where he taught Accounting and Management courses to students pursuing Bachelor's degree and Masters in Business Administration from 2013 to 2015. Denver worked as financial consultant at DirecTV in 2013. He held controllership and directorial position in finance and accounting at MGM Entertainment Inc. and Porchlight Entertainment Inc. Prior to joining Porchlight, he was the Director of Finance & Accounting at Cinedigm (fka Access Integrated Technologies, Inc.), a public company dealing with digital media technology. Before joining Cinedigm, Denver was the Director of Finance at Fox Sports International in charge of the financial operation of Fox Sports en Espanol in the US and Latin America.

Denver also worked at PriceGrabber.com where he was the Senior Director of Finance and Accounting. He spent several years at Fox Family Worldwide Inc. (now ABC Family Worldwide Inc.) as the Director of International Finance prior to joining PriceGrabber. Other related professional experiences of Denver include a Manager of Finance at Wilshire Court Productions owned and operated by Paramount Pictures and Viacom. He was also a former Controller of Commonwealth Utilities Corporation located in Mariana Islands, Guam, USA. Denver worked as a senior auditor in public accounting with affiliate of Coppers & Lybrand (now Price, Waterhouse, Coopers, CPAs). Denver has travelled to several countries while performing audits and contract negotiations mostly notably in Japan, Singapore and the continental United States.

Denver holds a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration with concentration in Accounting and Management from Laguna College, where he also received his CPA license from the Philippines. Denver doctoral candidate at Walden University DBA program with concentration in Accounting. 

accounting@vmiworldwide.com

Renato "Denver" Alcazar

Controller
accounting@vmiworldwide.com
Rachel Weise

Rachel Weise is an entertainment law attorney born and raised in Los Angeles. She graduated from the University of Southern California School of Cinematic Arts in 2011. Realizing that creating films was not her strength, though she often wishes it were, she pursued a degree in Critical Studies, a writing and theory intensive film major. While pursuing her Bachelor's degree, Rachel took an introductory law course where things just clicked. From there she decided to pursue her love of film from a business and legal angle. Rachel chose Southwestern Law School specifically for its entertainment law offerings and curriculum. While at Southwestern she interned in the Business and Legal Affairs departments at Lionsgate, Miramax, NBC Universal, and Blumhouse Productions. Rachel is a member of the California Bar, Beverly Hills Bar Association, and Los Angeles County Bar Association. contracts@vmiworldwide.com


Rachel Weise

Director of Business Affairs
contracts@vmiworldwide.com
Jessica Bennett

Born in Stockton, California, Jessica moved to Los Angeles in 2011 at the age of 18 after graduating Lincoln High School. She received a Bachelors Degree from The Art Institute of California Los Angeles in Digital Filmmaking and Video Production. In 2013, she directed a successful web series called "Pensado's Place" for thirty plus consecutive episodes. She is also co-creator and director of a web series called "The Bianca Bee Show." Along with that, Jessica has directed and produced numerous short films, commercials and music videos. She interned for Cinelou Films and was an assistant to Wayne Marc Godfrey at The Fyzz Facility. Jessica became Acquisitions & Development Coordinator for VMI Worldwide in 2015.

Jessica Bennett

Director of Acquisitions Development & Marketing
acquisitions@vmiworldwide.com
Jess Malivuk

Jess grew up in Pittsburg, PA and graduated with a double degree in Film Studies and Ecology from the University of Pittsburgh in 2015. She made the drive cross country to LA to start her career in the industry, it didn't take her long to find her first job with ScaleLab as a Talent Manager's Assistant. While she was their she took some time off to work on Top Chef and got some on set experience. She left ScaleLab to join Alchemy as a Digital Media Assistant, she helped the distribution team organize their library of over 4,000 titles and streamlined the delivery process. Once that project was done, she joined Herzog and Company as a Post Production Assistant. Her main goal was to learn about technical production and delivery. Now she brings all of her experience to VMI to bring some order to our growing library.  servicing@vmiworldwide.com

Jess Malivuk

Director of Servicing
servicing@vmiworldwide.com

VMI Worldwide is one of the leading top of the line international sales, film finance and production company based in the heart of the movie making capital Hollywood, California. Founded in 2007 by Andre Relis, VMI has an impeccable reputation in the industry by building a strong collaborative and transparent relationship with filmmakers, financers, and distributors. As well as having represented a wide variety of independent films in all genres and thousands of hours of documentary and music content. Our films have played at the most prestigious film festivals around the world including Sundance, SXSW, Cannes, Berlin, Tribeca, Toronto International Film Festival, etc. VMI's goal is to establish long-term partnerships with the filmmakers, financers, and distributors we work with by building strong/honest relationships, while acquiring and producing cast driven, commercial and marketable feature films, documentaries and TV content. We work hand in hand with our partners to ensure all aspects of our business are transparent and collaborative.  

Some of VMI Worldwide’s past titles include: Justice starring Stephen Lang, Forsaken starring Donald and Keifer Sutherland, Conspiracy starring Minnie Driver, John Leguizamo and Maggie Q, Outlaws and Angels starring Luke Wilson, Chad Michael Murray and Francesca Eastwood, Angles in Stardust starring Alicia Silverstone, Swing State starring Sean Astin, Taryn Manning, Angela Kinsey and Billy Zane, Weaponized starring Mickey Rourke, Hellion starring Aaron Paul and Juliette Lewis, Wicked Blood, starring Abigail Breslin and Sean Bean, Gallowwalkers with Wesley Snipes, Why Stop Now starring Jesse Eisenberg, Melissa Leo and Tracy Morgan, Blood of Redmption starring Dolph Lundgren and Vinnie Jones, My Son My Son, directed by Werner Herzog and starring Michael Shannon, Chloe Sevigny, Michael Pena And Willem Dafoe.

On the documentary side, VMI is proud to have represented such fine films as the most dangerous group in the world and creators of "gangsta rap" NWA & Eazy-E: Kings of Compton, Soaked in Bleach, the detective story about who was really behind the murder of the iconic Rock Legend Kurt Cobain, Lemmy, about the life and career of the lead singer of Motorhead; Upside Down: The Creation Records Story, about the hugely successful independent label behind the band Oasis and Lil Wayne: The Carter, an unbiased look at one of music’s biggest and most controversial superstars.

VMI Worldwide has cultivated an extensive network of long-term, direct relationships with the top networks, distributors and releasing companies around the globe. VMI attends and exhibits at all the major film and television markets including: NATPE, Berlinale, Hong Kong Filmart, MIPTV, the Marche du Film at the Cannes Film Festival, LA Screenings, DISCOP, MIPCOM, AFM and ATF in addition to regular sales trips throughout the world.

VMI has moved aggressively into production signing a slate venture with Mind's Eye Entertainment and a multi-picture production output deal with Cinedigm for North American distribution for in-house productions. As well as Cinedigm VMI has also distributed through Universal Pictures, eOne Entertainment, Lionsgate, Metro Goldwyn Mayer, and many more. A few of VMI's ventures include: The Humanity Bureau starring Nicolas Cage, The Recall starring Wesley Snipes and RJ Mitte from the hit series Breaking Bad, The Perfect Weapon starring Steven Seagal, War Pigs starring Dolph Lundgren, Mickey Rourke and Luke Goss and many more. Please visit our Production Page to check our complete list of Production titles.