Arthur Marblestonehas joined Picturehouse as senior executive vice president of marketing anddistribution.

Marblestone will be based in New York and reports directly to Picturehousepresident Bob Berney.

He arrives with more than 25 years of experience in both the distribution andmarketing arenas. He began his career managing a theatre in Long Islandand moved on to several distribution companies, including New World Pictures,where he played an integral role in the company's success.

In the early 1990s Marblestone became a partner at Media First Internationalwhere he focused on the entertainment division and devised media plans andcreative looks for all media on behalf of clients like Newmarket Films, IFCFilms and the Film Society of Lincoln Center.

His marketing and distribution credits include Memento, My Big Fat Greek Wedding, The Passion Of The Christ, and A Prairie Home Companion.

"I've known and worked with Arthur for many years," Berney said. "He is atalented professional who instinctually knows what's best for a film. I amthrilled that he has joined my team in house and look forward to many futuresuccesses."

"I look forward to working with Bob and his amazing team," Marblestone added."I am very eager to jump in and get to work. Picturehouse has a lot ofincredible films on its upcoming slate and I can't wait to get started."

Picturehouse's releases include A Prairie Home Companion, and the upcoming Pan's Labyrinth, Silk,and El Cantante.