Veteran sales executive LisaWilson has joined newly formed Splendid Pictures as its president ofdistribution, heading up sales at the company which was created on the mergerof Splendid Medien and Cutting Edge Entertainment. Wilson comes from FranchisePictures where she was president of international distribution.
Wilson has spent over 30years in the international distribution business working at companies includingWorld Film Services, ITC Entertainment, her own buyers' representativeoutfit Film Liaison International, Scotti Brothers Pictures, NovaEntertainment, Vision International and Nu Image. She left Nu Image to head updistribution at Phoenician Entertainment and upon Phoenician'samalgamation with Franchise Pictures, she assumed the title of president ofinternational distribution at Franchise, working on the sales of everythingfrom The Whole Nine Yards, 3000 Miles To Graceland, The Art Of War, ThePledge, Angel Eyes and BattlefieldEarth to smaller titles such as GreenDragon, Animal Factory and TheThird Miracle.
Splendid, which plans toproduce feature and TV projects including two $40m pictures a year, has a slateincluding The Courier, to bedirected by Jan de Bont; Dolan's Cadillac, a thriller based on a Stephen King short story withStacey Title directing; Bounty Killer, written and to be directed by Jonathan Hensleigh and to be produced byGale Anne Hurd; and the Tony Kaye helmed Redliners.