Cate Kane

Source: MUBI

Cate Kane

Global streaming platform MUBI has hired Cate Kane from Curzon Artificial Eye to join its global acquisitions team.

Kane will co-head the team with Kevin Chan, who joined the platform from Thunderbird Releasing in March 2019.

The executive most recently served as head of acquisitions at Curzon Artificial Eye, where she had been since 2011, and acquired UK rights to such films as Oscar winner Parasite, A Fantastic Woman, Ida, The Handmaiden, and 45 Years.

Prior to that she worked at Content Film, BBC Films and Casarotto Ramsay.

Kane said, “I’m thrilled to be joining MUBI, having been a subscriber and fan for many years. I can’t wait to partner up with Kevin and bring audiences the best in world cinema under the MUBI banner.”

MUBI release titles over the last 12 months include Kantemir Balagov’s Beanpole, Kleber Mendonça Filho’s Bacurau, Pablo Larraín’s Ema and Werner Herzog’s Family Romance LLC.

Xavier Dolan’s latest film Matthias & Maxime launches on August 28 in multiple markets including the US, UK and Latin America excluding Mexico.

Upcoming releases include Malgorzata Szumowska’s The Other Lamb in the UK and Ireland, and Magnus von Horn’s Cannes 2020 Official Selection Sweat, which MUBI recently acquired for the US, Latin America, India and Turkey.