The company veteran most recently served as evp of distribution, operations and business development for Sundance Selects and IFC Films and pioneered the day-and-date model.
Schwartz was also part of the core team that helped to launch IFC Midnight, Sundance Selects, and online platform SundanceNow.
“Lisa’s vast experience and deep industry relationships have made her an extraordinary leader here over the past decade,” said Sundance Selects/IFC Films president Jonathan Sehring.
“The time has come to fully acknowledge that and make her my full partner in running this company moving forward. In an ever-changing landscape, with countless new revenue streams and a myriad of new emerging platforms, Lisa’s expertise and knowledge allows us to always be one step ahead in positioning us as a continued leader in the independent film space.”
“Working with Jonathan over the past ten years has been the highlight of my career,” said Schwartz. “He has been a welcome mentor who possesses a creative vision unsurpassed in our industry.
“I am looking forward to continuing to work together with Jonathan to identify new opportunities that will insure the long term success of IFC Films and Sundance Selects both creatively and financially.”