Kaye Cooper-Mead has been named president of IS Film Distribution,the international sales and marketing joint venture launched recently byIntermedia and Summit Entertainment. Cooper-Mead will supervise day-to-daymanagement of contracts as well as the delivery, marketing and theatricaladministration divisions of the joint venture. She will report to IS'soperating committee members, Bahman Naraghi, COO of Intermedia, and BobHayward, COO of Summit Entertainment.

Cooper-Mead arrives after 12 years with Summit where she was mostrecently senior vice president of distribution. Prior to Summit she was vicepresident of New Regency Films. In her new position she will work closely withthose executives from Intermedia and Summit who are joining IS Film Distribution.Brad Kembel arrives from Summit and has been named senior vice president ofdistribution. Joining from Intermedia are: Paula Endara as vice president ofmarketing and publicity; Jonathan Evans as vice president of theatricaladministration; and Maitreya Yasuda as vice president of contracts and businessaffairs. Also joining from Summit are: Trellis Huahn as vice president ofcontracts and business affairs; Claire Cordary as vice president ofadministration; and Sara Bulstrode and Danielle Cohen as vice presidents ofdelivery.

"A new venturelike IS Film Distribution needs a strong and experienced person in charge andKaye is exactly the right person. We are thrilled to have Kaye at the helm aswe launch this new venture together," said Naraghi and Hayward, who made theannouncement today (Feb 24).