RLJ Entertainment has promoted Mark Ward to chief acquisitions officer, feature films and hired Angela Northington as svp of content acquisitions of urban brand Urban Movie Channel.

The executives’ acquisitions will be distributed via multiple platforms including theatrical and non-theatrical, broadcast television (including satellite and cable), DVD, Blu-Ray, digital download and digital streaming.

For the past year Ward served as lead acquisition executive for all of RLJE’s features and acquired such titles as The Rewrite and The Cobbler, set to open in March. He previously served as vp of acquisitions at Anchor Bay Entertainment.

Northington brings more than 15 years of experience in the urban entertainment space working for such companies as Sean ‘Diddy’ Combs’ cable network Revolt TV, CodeBlack Entertainment and Simmons Lathan Media Group.