LizMackiewicz is leaving First Look Studios and will start work at Media 8Entertainment on May 1 as senior vice president of worldwide distribution.
Mackiewicz(pictured), who previously served at First Look Studios as senior vicepresident of worldwide sales and distribution, will represents the company'sslate of titles at Cannes next month.
Thatslate includes the upcoming adaptation of The Girls' Guide To Hunting AndFishing starring Sarah Michelle Gellar andAlec Baldwin, The Horror Chroniclestrilogy, the supernatural thriller Eternal (aka Reaper), and Lovewrecked starring Amanda Bynes, which was recently acquired by The WeinsteinCompany.
"Weare thrilled to have Liz join our Media 8 team," Media 8 Entertainmentco-president Jenna Sanz-Agero said. "She brings with her tremendousexperience and great relationships, and we look forward to having her lead ourdistribution efforts."
Mackiewiczjoined First Look in 1996, where her credits included Julie Taymor's Titus, John Turturro's Illuminata, Julian Schnabel's Before Night Falls, and Gregg Araki'supcoming Smiley Face with Anna Farisand Adam Brody.
Priorto First Look, Mackiewicz served as vice president of internationaldistribution of Cannon/Pathe/MGM International. Among her other posts was vicepresident of international sales at Prism Pictures where she set up theinternational division.