Vivendi Entertainment has hired Larry Levy as vice president and head of theatrical distribution at Vivendi Entertainment ahead of its maiden release of New York, I Love You.

Levy will oversee all aspects of theatrical distribution for Vivendi Entertainment and joins from New Line, where he served as for 15 years as senior vice president and key strategist for regional distribution.

New York, I Love You premiered as a work in progress at Toronto 2008 and stars Hayden Christensen, Chris Cooper, Ethan Hawke, Natalie Portman, Orlando Bloom, Shia LaBeouf and Julie Christie.

Vivendi's inaugural roster includes the Mariah Carey drama Tennessee that premiered at Tribeca 2008 and was produced by Lee Daniels, whose Sundance hit Push: Based On The Novel By Sapphire sold to Lionsgate this week.

Rounding out the roster so far is Chris Stokes' dance picture Boogie Town starring R&B's Marques Houston.