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News in brief

12 July 2010 à 16:46

A time of change in the USA

A new director takes the reins at the Film Society of Lincoln Center, Disney sells Miramax, Bob Berney joins GK Films, and Apparition hires Tom Ortenberg as a consultant.

A new director at the Film Society of Lincoln Center
Rose Kuo, former artistic director at the American Film Institute, has been appointed executive director of the Film Society of Lincoln Center, a partner with Unifrance for the New York Rendez-Vous with French Cinema events.

Disney agrees to sell Miramax
Miramax Films, the legendary motion picture production and distribution company founded by the Weinstein brothers in the 1980s, is to be sold by the Walt Disney Company to a consortium of investors including the billionaire construction magnate Ron Tutor, for the sum of €500 million. Over €150 million will be devoted to film production and acquisitions, in all likelihood commercial, English-language productions.
Bob Berney joins GK Films, while Apparition hires Tom Ortenberg
Bob Berney, former head of Apparition and Picturehouse (La Vie en Rose), has joined the new theatrical production and distribution operation at Graham King's GK Films. He will be working alongside Peter Schlessel, former president of Sony Worldwide Affairs. Meanwhile, Apparition has brought in Tom Ortenberg, former acquisitions director at Lionsgate and the Weinstein Company, to consult on film distribution.

Author : New York Office

Latest update : 15 July 2010 à 16:46 CEST