Tom Quinn isleaving his post as vice president of acquisitions at Samuel Goldwyn Films tohead up a more aggressive acquisitions effort at Magnolia Pictures.

Effectiveimmediately, Quinn will represent the company at the AFM and will beresponsible for the day-to-day responsibilities of acquisitions, workingalongside Jeff Reichert (marketing and publicity) and John McCarron(distribution). He will report directly to Magnolia president Eamonn Bowles.

"This is anexciting opportunity for me to come work for a company like Magnolia," Quinnsaid in a statement. "Eamonn Bowles and his team have exceptional taste, savvy,and track record and with the combined assets of the 2929 umbrella companies,there's an incredible potential here to become a real force in distribution.

"My time workingwith Samuel Goldwyn Jr and Meyer Gottlieb has given me the best educationpossible to take on this new role."

"I'm incrediblyhappy to bring Tom on board," Bowles added. "He has a terrific eye for films aswell as a strong, practical knowledge of the marketplace. He's a great fit herewith John McCarron and Jeff Reichert."

At SamuelGoldwyn, Quinn was responsible for the acquisitions of the recent Sundanceprizewinner, Super Size Me, I Capture The Castle and Raising Victor Vargas.

He began his film career inLos Angeles at Dennis Davidson Associates and joined Samuel Goldwyn in 1996.

Magnolia recently releasedAndrew Jarecki's Oscar nominated documentary Capturing The Friedmans. Upcoming releases include John Dullaghan's CharlesBukowski documentary Bukowski: Born Into This, and Tanit Jitnukul's Thai war epic Bang Rajan.