Liddell’s new company adds another buyer to the ranks as the industry prepares for Sundance. Former Paramount Clasics co-head and experienced distribution and marketing consultant David Dinerstein is installed as head of the new company which will release Toronto pick-up Killer Joe starring Matthew McConaughey.
LD Distribution will also release Henry-Alex Rubin’s recently wrapped thriller Disconnect starring Jason Bateman and Alexander Skarsgard and horror film The Collection, from Saw IV, V and VI writers Marcus Dunstan and Patrick Melton.
The company plans to release four to six films in the first year. Liddell Entertainment’s fast growing production slate means it aims to produce four to six titles a year budgeted at up to $25m.
“We are thrilled to bring David Dinerstein on board to run our new distribution operation,” Liddell said. “He is one of the leading independent marketers in our business and we are confident that he is the right person to lead the charge with our extraordinary slate of films.”
“LD Distribution plans to take an innovative and forward thinking approach to the marketing and distribution of our films,” Dinerstein said. “Mickey and I look forward to building a successful company on both a creative and economic level.
“With our level of production, combined with our current acquisition and financing activities, full-fledged theatrical distribution becomes the obvious next step,” Liddell’s head of business affairs Chad Reineke added.
Dinerstein will help manage the upcoming releases of Liddell productions and acquisitions such as The Grey and Silent House which are being distributed by Open Road and awards contender Albert Nobbs with Roadside Attractions.