Bob Berney's fledgling NewYork-based distribution company Picturehouse has consolidated its marketingteam by fusing former staff members from both Newmarket Films and Fine Line Features.
As previously announced, Marian Koltai-Levine and Dennis O'Connor will head upthe department as executive vice presidents of marketing, while Nina Baron joins as seniorvice president of national publicity and Jennifer Stott is named senior vicepresident of publicity and promotions.
Baron previously served atFine Line with former executive vice president of marketing Koltai-Levine, andbefore that she served at Universal, MGM/UA and Warner Bros, among others.
Fellow Fine Line veteranStott joined the company in 1996 and rose through the ranks in the publicityand promotions department.
Former Newmarket director ofpublicity Mary Ann Hult has been promoted to vice president of nationalpublicity, and Newmarket director of marketing andpost production Molly Albright has joined as vice president of creativeadvertising.
Veronica Bufalini will relocatefrom New York to Los Angeles to head up West Coast publicity, and previouslyserved as Fine Line's director of publicity and promotions.
Completing the senior teamare Newmarket veterans Courtney Tauber,Elizabeth Brambilla and Stefan Zorich. Tauber and Brambilla become managers offield operations and promotions and Zorich is named manager of creativeservices.
Koltai-Levine served at FineLine and PMK Pubic Relations before that, whileO'Connor headed up theatrical releasing at HBO Films after leading themarketing division at UA.
Following a high-profilelaunch at Cannes as the theatrical joint distribution venture between HBO and New Line Cinema, Picturehouse recently launched its first release Last Days, Gus Van Sant's gritty chronicle of a rock star'sdecline that was produced by HBO.
Upcoming releases includePaul Reiser's road movie The Thing About My Folks starring Peter Falk, Steven Shainberg's Diane Arbusbiopic Fur starring Nicole Kidmanand Robert Downey Jr, and the ultra-Orthodox Israeli drama Ushpizin.