Hassell will be responsible for all aspects of theatrical distribution for Cinema Corp, whose recent slate includes Arthur Newman, Violet And Daisy and The Invisible War.

Hassell’s career in theatrical distribution spans nearly 30 years. His credits include Ghostbusters and The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo and he has served at Columbia Pictures, Polygram, Destination Films, Newmarket, Picturehouse and Film District.

“Tom brings expertise, savvy and world-class business instincts to Cinedigm,” said Susan Margolin, co-president of Cinedigm’s entertainment group. 

“In the last year, we have made tremendous strides in our entertainment efforts, distributing films from five-screen targeted releases to 20-screen day-and-day releases to films spanning 1,000 screens – and we have many more projects slated for 2013. 

“Tom will play a critical role in releasing these films in the ‘Cinedigm’ way – putting producers first, being good partners to the exhibition community and bringing compelling content to demanding audiences.”

“I am very excited about joining such a forward-looking company of smart and innovative people,” said Hassell. “I look forward to being part of what is, and will be, a compelling force in the changing landscape of the entertainment business.”