The executive joined in January 2014 and has been promoted to director of sales as longtime vice-president Meghan Wurtz departs to pursue other opportunities.

Makoulis’ professional background is in film finance including several years as chief dealmaker at film sales company Elephant Eye Films.

He will be tasked primarily with the continued growth of Film Movement’s home video and ancillary sales business.

Wurtz joined Film Movement in 2005 as vice-president of business development, rising to company vice-president in 2009.

During her time with the company, Wurtz’s many accomplishments include ushering Film Festival on Demand into existence, securing Stella Artois as lead company sponsor and selling Film Movement’s catalogue to airlines and domestic TV outlets, including the premiere next month of acclaimed documentary A Life In Dirty Movies to Showtime.

Film Movement came under new leadership earlier this year when Michael E Rosenberg, formerly of eOne, joined the company as co-president alongside Adley Gartenstein.

“We wish Meghan nothing but the best as she pursues her next steps,” said Rosenberg. “She helped make Film Movement what it is today and we’ll always be grateful for that.