Ariel Veneziano has joined GreeneStreet Films International (GFI)as vice president, where his chief duties will include supervising thedivision's marketing, distribution and administrative functions andselling all GreeneStreet Films and Raw Nerve productions in select territories.
Veneziano will report to Cedric Jeanson, GFI president andGreeneStreet Films partner, with whom he will work to expand the GFI'sslate through co-financing, co-productions, acquisitions and representation ofother projects.
"We are very excited about Ariel joining us," Jeansonsaid in a statement. "He is a very direct, realistic, trustworthy andpassionate executive. His track record and goodwill in the international filmcommunity is excellent.
"Together, it is our intention to forge strategicrelationships with key distributors around the word."
"Not only has GreeneStreetemerged as one of the most talented producers on the block, they are alsouniquely positioned with privileged access to talent, quality material,financing and domestic distribution," Veneziano added.
"This is the perfectenvironment to grow an ambitious international operation, geared for deliveringartistically accomplished and commercially successful films."
Veneziano arrives from Alliance Atlantis where he most recentlyserved as director of international sales and acquisitions and played a keyrole in the distribution of The Station Agent, Bowling For Columbine, TheGood Thief and Ararat.
GreeneStreet FilmsInternational launched at Cannes 2003. Its upcoming AFM slate includes thepsychological thriller Slow Burnstarring Ray Liotta, LL Cool J and Mekhi Phifer, Sally Potter's verse-onlyromantic drama Yes starring JoanAllen, Simon Abkarian and Sam Neill, and Oscar-winning producer JohnBattsek's New York Cosmos documentary Once In A Lifetime.