Company Profile

VMI Headquarters 1427 N. La Brea Ave. Los Angeles, CA 90028

Andre Relis

Andre Relis is the President of VMI Worldwide. With more than 17 years in the business, Andre began his career as a co-producer at Fox Sports / Media-Webcast 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

Head of Sales
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 17 years in the business, Andre began his career as a co-producer at Fox Sports / Media-Webcast 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

Head of Sales
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 of Finances
accounting@vmiworldwide.com
Mickey Guerin

Born and raised in Los Angeles. Grew up in Beverly Hills in an entertainment family of performers stretching back generations. Graduated from UCLA, with a BA in History, continuing his post-graduate education at UCLA Extension with various courses and fields of study, including obtaining a Paralegal Certificate in Corporations and Litigation. First job after college was as an Agent-Trainee for William Morris Agency. It was there he solidified his desire to work in Business Affairs, as a way to work on the business side of The Biz. Has spent the remainder of his working career, up to today, as a Business and Legal Affairs executive. Previous experience includes William Morris Agency, Dreamworks Animation Studio, Brillstein-Grey Management, Landscape Entertainment (subsequently merged with Artisan Entertainment), Escape Artists (Sony), Mandate Pictures, Warner Bros, Exclusive Media, and Vision Films. Experienced in all manner of Business and Legal Affairs departments, working all along the spectrum from development & production through sales & distribution, and ranging in size and scope from Studio to Production Company to Sales Agent/Distributor.

contracts@vmiworldwide.com


Mickey Guerin

Director of Business Affairs
contracts@vmiworldwide.com
Jessica Bennett

Born in Stockton, California, Jessica moved to Los Angeles in 2011 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." Jessica has directed and produced numerous short films, commercials and music videos. She interned for Cinelou Films, was a Production Assistant on Mr. Church starring Eddie Murphy and was an assistant to Wayne Marc Godfrey at The Fyzz Facility. Jessica became Acquisitions & Development Coordinator for VMI Worldwide in 2015. Soon after she put her production experience to the test and  produced the feature documentary NWA & Eazy-E: Kings of Compton. After one year at the company she was promoted to Director of Acquisitions, Development and Marketing. 

Jessica Bennett

Director of Acquisitions Development & Marketing
acquisitions@vmiworldwide.com
Kathleen I-Ying Lee

With a Masters degree in New Media Management from Syracuse University Newhouse, she has ran various digital marketing campaigns for a number of different companies and is always on top of the changes in new media spaces. Kathleen started her career in the film industry by interning at VMI Worldwide in the Marketing and Acquisitions department. She then got a chance to join MoRedii LLC as the Marketing and Business Development head. During the time in which she served this company, she not only developed digital marketing strategies for clients, but also organized several film screenings for an Oscar submitted film from China, Xuan Zang, in the US. Being a cinephile, she is also a Digital Marketing Manager and the Assistant to the Managing Director of the Asian World Film Festival. Kathleen has joined VMI Worldwide once again as the Office Coordinator after these experiences. She has been instrumental in bridging China and the US in various aspects of cultural and business relations.

coordinator@vmiworldwide.com

 

 

 

 

 

Kathleen I-Ying Lee

Coordinator
coordinator@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 of Finances
accounting@vmiworldwide.com
Mickey Guerin

Born and raised in Los Angeles. Grew up in Beverly Hills in an entertainment family of performers stretching back generations. Graduated from UCLA, with a BA in History, continuing his post-graduate education at UCLA Extension with various courses and fields of study, including obtaining a Paralegal Certificate in Corporations and Litigation. First job after college was as an Agent-Trainee for William Morris Agency. It was there he solidified his desire to work in Business Affairs, as a way to work on the business side of The Biz. Has spent the remainder of his working career, up to today, as a Business and Legal Affairs executive. Previous experience includes William Morris Agency, Dreamworks Animation Studio, Brillstein-Grey Management, Landscape Entertainment (subsequently merged with Artisan Entertainment), Escape Artists (Sony), Mandate Pictures, Warner Bros, Exclusive Media, and Vision Films. Experienced in all manner of Business and Legal Affairs departments, working all along the spectrum from development & production through sales & distribution, and ranging in size and scope from Studio to Production Company to Sales Agent/Distributor.

contracts@vmiworldwide.com


Mickey Guerin

Director of Business Affairs
contracts@vmiworldwide.com
Jessica Bennett

Born in Stockton, California, Jessica moved to Los Angeles in 2011 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." Jessica has directed and produced numerous short films, commercials and music videos. She interned for Cinelou Films, was a Production Assistant on Mr. Church starring Eddie Murphy and was an assistant to Wayne Marc Godfrey at The Fyzz Facility. Jessica became Acquisitions & Development Coordinator for VMI Worldwide in 2015. Soon after she put her production experience to the test and  produced the feature documentary NWA & Eazy-E: Kings of Compton. After one year at the company she was promoted to Director of Acquisitions, Development and Marketing. 

Jessica Bennett

Director of Acquisitions Development & Marketing
acquisitions@vmiworldwide.com
Kathleen I-Ying Lee

With a Masters degree in New Media Management from Syracuse University Newhouse, she has ran various digital marketing campaigns for a number of different companies and is always on top of the changes in new media spaces. Kathleen started her career in the film industry by interning at VMI Worldwide in the Marketing and Acquisitions department. She then got a chance to join MoRedii LLC as the Marketing and Business Development head. During the time in which she served this company, she not only developed digital marketing strategies for clients, but also organized several film screenings for an Oscar submitted film from China, Xuan Zang, in the US. Being a cinephile, she is also a Digital Marketing Manager and the Assistant to the Managing Director of the Asian World Film Festival. Kathleen has joined VMI Worldwide once again as the Office Coordinator after these experiences. She has been instrumental in bridging China and the US in various aspects of cultural and business relations.

coordinator@vmiworldwide.com

 

 

 

 

 

Kathleen I-Ying Lee

Coordinator
coordinator@vmiworldwide.com

VMI Worldwide is one of the leading, intercontinental sales, film finance and production companies based in the heart of the movie making capital of the world, Hollywood, California. Founded in 2010 by Andre Relis, VMI has an impeccable reputation in the industry by building a strong collaborative and transparent relationship with filmmakers, financiers, and distributors. VMI’s mandate is to support high quality independent filmmaking from all sides of the spectrum. By bringing together visionary talented filmmakers and collaborating with financiers and distributors, VMI empowers its filmmakers by providing the support needed to facilitate production. VMI's goal is to establish long-term partnerships by building strong and honest relationships, while acquiring and producing cast driven, commercial and marketable feature films, documentaries and TV content.

VMI has moved aggressively into production, securing a six-picture slate venture with Canadian based Mind's Eye Entertainment and a multi picture production output deal with Cinedigm (Nasdaq CIDM). This has resulted in the production of WAKE UP starring Jonathan Rhys Meyers, Francesca Eastwood and William Forsythe, DAUGHTER OF THE WOLF starring Richard Dreyfuss and Gina Carano, THE HUMANITY BUREAU starring Nicolas Cage, THE RECALL starring Wesley Snipes & RJ Mitte and WAR PIGS Starring Mickey Rourke and Dolph Lundgren. VMI’s in house productions include THE PERFECT WEAPON starring Steven Seagal, Wicked Blood starring Sean Bean & Abigail Breslin, BLOOD OF REDEMPTION starring Dolph Lundgren, Vinnie Jones and Billy Zane.

VMI’s dedicated music division, Vision Music is proud to have represented and released such fine documentaries 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, and many more.

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’s films have played and competed at the most prestigious film festivals around the world including Sundance, SXSW, Cannes, Berlin, Tribeca, Toronto International Film Festival, etc.