Wolf to leave Peace Arch
Penny Wolf is leaving her post as managing director of Peace Arch Films in London, effective March 16. Wolf is attending the European Film Market in Berlin to meet buyers as a company employee, before going on to pursue new opportunities.
New Kofic US office head
Sun-young Moon will be in charge of the new LA office to be launched by the Korean Film Commission (Kofic). The office will open later in 2007 to support Korean films and film-makers in the US.
Trijbits moves to Ruby Films in London
Paul Trijbits, whose six-year stint as head of the UK Film Council's New Cinema Fund ended last autumn, has joined Alison Owen's London-based Ruby Films. Full details of Trijbits' role at Ruby are yet to be confirmed, but he is expected to be active in acquiring and executive producing projects.
Irish Film Board grows with Meehan
Andrew Meehan has been appointed development executive at the Irish Film Board and will work closely with chief executive Simon Perry. He has been a writer and script editor for eight years, recently working on Sigma/Zentropa's Advance Party trilogy.
Goldstein joins HBO executive team
Julie Goldstein has joined HBO as senior vice-president of HBO Films, where she will assume responsibility for the development and production of the slate for theatrical release through Picturehouse. She is a Miramax veteran who recently worked as an independent producer and consultant.
Momentum shifts acquisitions team
Momentum Pictures has promoted Robert Walak as the new head of acquisitions, with Louis Tisne serving as acquisitions manager and Nadia Ward named acquisitions co-ordinator. The announcements follow Lara Thompson's move to Sony in December.
Bario up at Universal
Holly Bario, who has spent more than a decade as a production executive at Universal Pictures, has been named executive vice-president of production at the studio.