The veteran sales and marketing executive arrives from Morgan Creek and will oversee a prestige slate alongside Bill Block heading into Toronto and the AFM.
As president of international, Diamond will have his hands full with a roster that includes Arnold Schwarzenegger action film Ten, Neill Blomkamp’s sci-fi epic Elysium and John Turturro’s Fading Gigolo. Vice-president of sales John Friedberg will report to Diamond.
“We’re committed to bringing the best films to our international partners and heading into the fall markets we’re better equipped than ever to deliver on that promise,” QED International head Bill Block said.
“Daniel will add significantly to our global fire power. His shrewd understanding of the changing rights business and his exceptional relationships in every market will allow us to achieve better market penetration globally, and we’re thrilled he can join us as we gear up for Toronto and AFM.”
“QED, under the leadership of Bill Block, has proven its ability to source and finance visionary, star-driven filmed entertainment,” Diamond said. “I am thrilled at the opportunity to help expand and drive this vision forward on a global basis.”
As president of international distribution at Morgan Creek Diamond worked on such titles as Jim Sheridan’s Dream House, sci-fi reboot The Thing and Ace Venture.
Prior to that he served as president of Fireworks Pictures and president of international distribution at Franchise Pictures.
Earlier this year, Media Content Capital made an eight-figure investment in QED International.