Samantha Horleyhas been promoted to managing director of London-based Lumina Films and willnow take a stake in the company, parent company International Film Collectiveannounced. Horley had been head of sales since September 2004 after previoussales positions at Myriad Pictures, Summit Entertainment and Polygram Films.
Also, the companyhas expanded by adding Susan Wrubel to represent the company out of Los Angelesas Lumina's North American representative. Her remit will be to bring inEnglish-language films for acquisitions, financing or packaging. Wrubelpreviously worked in acquisitions and production at Paramount Classics, GlobalFilm Initiative and New Yorker Films. She will also continue to be anindependent consultant.
In other Luminanews, Nina Kolokouri was promoted to senior sales executive and manager ofoperations. She joined Lumina in January 2006 from Luxembourg-based Oniria.
Finally, JuanaAwad, who previously worked with the Toronto International Film Festival asLatin American coordinator, has joined Lumina as festival and press liaisonofficer.
Horley said: "Wenow have a sleek operation and a great team, and it's time for us to step upand let people know that we have finance and great taste and that we'replanning to use both."
Lumina's AFMslate includes Argentine Colombian horror film Espectro, UK thriller Reverb, and the feature version of City OfMen produced by FernandoMeirelles.