US independent and foreign distributor Film Movement has hired Rebeca Conget for the newly created position of vice president of theatrical distribution.

Conget, who has been vice president of theatrical distribution at New Yorker Films for the past 10 years, will be responsible for expanding and running the Film Movement's new theatrical division.

The division's upcoming releases include Pavel Lounguine's The Island, Matthew Saville's Noise, Andrea Staka's Fraulein, and the multiple award winner The Violin, directed by Francisco Vargas.

Conget will report directly to Film Movement president Adley Gartenstein.