Top brass are restructuring theatrical acquisitions in light of the sudden departure of svp of theatrical releasing Vincent Scordino.

Kristin Harris has been promoted from director to executive director of theatrical releasing to fill the role and will report to evp of acquisitions Yolanda Macias.

Harris will oversee Cinedigm’s growing focus on star-driven co-productions with label partners. She has played pivotal roles in the acquisition of Short Term 12, Open Windows, English Teacher and The Invisible War.

The company declined to comment on the reason behind Scordino’s departure. The executive joined the company in July 2012 from Millennium and had previously served at Apparition and Picturehouse.

“We are delighted to expand Kristin’s critical role within the company,” said Cinedigm president Bill Sondheim.

“She has repeatedly shown a gift for script development – which is proving crucial as we increasingly focus on co-production label partnerships such as Great Point, VMI and Rapid Eye Studios. 

“Our acquisitions team, under Yolanda Macias’ strong leadership, will focus on building our slate of great projects from these co-production label deals with well-known casts who appeal to our multi-channel outlets.” 

Harris was previously a creative executive at Overture Films where she worked on the development and acquisition on such titles as The Men Who Stare At Goats, The Crazies, Sunshine Cleaning and Law Abiding Citizen.

She began her career at Starz Media and joined Cinedigm in 2011 from Cinema Management Group.