Dubinet to head myriad pictures financing arm
Revelations Entertainment partners Morgan Freeman and Lori McCreary have hired former Myriad Pictures distribution chief Ann Dubinet to head their new financing arm, Global Revelations. The new venture will nurture a "talent-inspired" consortium of equity and hedge-fund personnel ranging from studios and financiers to international players in Europe, Asia and Latin America.
Hanway's walton moves to paramount vantage
Alex Walton has left HanWay Films (now Dreamachine) to join Paramount Vantage as vice-president of international sales and will relocate from London to Los Angeles. The specialty division will launch its foreign sales operation in Cannes. Prior to HanWay, Walton worked at IN-motion, Myriad and J&M.
Begley takes acquisitions role at magnolia
Dori Begley has joined Magnolia Pictures' New York office in the newly created role of director of acquisitions and will report to head of acquisitions Tom Quinn. Begley recently served as associate programmer at the Tribeca Film Festival. From 1998-2006 she worked in various capacities at Sony Pictures Entertainment, including manager of acquisitions of Sony Pictures Classics from 2000-2006.
Weisbein joins goldcrest films as sales VP
Pierre Weisbein, the former head of sales at StudioCanal and Senator International, has joined Goldcrest Films International as executive vice-president of sales. Weisbein, who most recently served with his own company Green Room Pictures, will lead the company's new films division as it builds its inaugural slate. Goldcrest plans to invest up to 30% of the production budget through a combination of equity, post and gap funding.
Penny averill to head up women in film and TV
Penny Averill has been appointed the new chief executive of the UK's Women in Film and TV (Wftv). Averill most recently worked as deputy director of the British Board of Film Classification and previously worked at Uktv. She succeeds Jane Cussons as chief executive and officially takes up her post this month. She will report to Wftv chair Sophie Balhetchet.