IFC Films/Sundance Selects announced on Wednesday three key promotions.
Shani Ankori (pictured, top left) has been promoted to senior vice-president of marketing and will continue to report to IFC Films/Sundance Selects president Jonathan Sehring.
Ankori first joined IFC Films/Sundance Selects in 2007 as director of marketing and was promoted to vice-president of marketing in 2012.
Prior to that she was head of marketing at Samuel Goldwyn Films/Roadside Attractions from 2003 to 2006 and before that held marketing positions at Atlantic Records.
Steven Cardwell has been promoted to director of marketing and reports to Ankori.
Cardwell joined IFC Films/Sundance Selects in early 2014 as manager of digital marketing. From 2011 to 2014 he was the worldwide marketing director for The Book Of Mormon and prior to that marketing director at Scott Rudin Productions.
Leslie Situ is elevated to manager of finance and reports to vice-president of finance Svetla Sands. She joined IFC Films/Sundance Selects in 2012 as a senior financial analyst and before that held ad sales finance roles at Turner Broadcasting.
All three executives are based at IFC Films’ New York headquarters.
“I’m pleased to recognise the achievements of Shani, Steven and Leslie with these well deserved promotions,” said Sehring.
“All three of our labels – IFC Films, Sundance Selects and IFC Midnight – are coming off a landmark year thanks to our incredible team and the success and acclaim around many of our films, including Boyhood, Finding Vivian Maier, Two Days, One Night, The Trip To Italy and Babadook. We’re looking forward to continuing the momentum.”