UK sales outfit Independent has appointed former Goldcrest executive Asia Muci to the role of sales executive.
Muci will report to head of sales Sarah Lebutsch and will handle sales to Italy, Spain, Latin America, Turkey, Portugal, Greece, Israel, South East Asia, South Africa and selected Eastern European countries.
Her appointment bolsters the team after Cora Palfrey’s recent appointment as COO and Sonny Gill as acquisitions and development executive.
At Goldcrest Muci represented titles including BBC Earth Films’ Earth: One Amazing Day, Roland Emmerich’s Stonewall as well as the upcoming Untitled Roald Dahl and Patricia Neal biopic. Prior to Goldcrest, she held roles in the sales and marketing department of West End Films and the programming department of the Milano Film Festival.
Independent’s Sarah Lebutsch said: ”Asia immediately convinced us with her energy and enthusiasm. She is joining Independent at an exciting time of growth and we are certain that she will be a fantastic asset in helping the company achieve its goals for the next years.”
Muci commented: “I am very excited to join such a wonderful team; I have a real passion for Independent’s slate of films and I look forward to presenting such an amazing lineup to buyers in Berlin.”
Independent’s upcoming slate for the European Film Market includes Carol Morley’s neo-noir Out Of Blue with Patricia Clarkson, Jacki Weaver and James Caan, Gavin Rothery’s sci fi Archive starring Theo James, documentary on Ian McKellen, McKellen: Playing The Part, rap battle film Vs., directed by Ed Lilly and starring Connor Swindells (both Screen Stars of Tomorrow), Ian FitzGibbon’s Dark Lies The Island and Sacha Polak’s Dirty God.