30 following the board's decision to scale down its theatrical
operations in the wake of Henry Winterstern's departure two weeks ago
as CEO and co-chairman.
Vitale will continue to oversee First Look Pictures' first wide
release on Apr 13 of Aqua Teen Hunger Force Colon Movie Film For
Theaters, and beyond that will serve as consultant until the end of
Upcoming releases include Toronto acquisition Paris Je T'Aime, Smiley
Face, and An American Crime.
'It saddens me, but moving on is the best for everyone in light of
First Look's decision to conduct its theatrical business on a smaller
scale,' Vitale said.
'I leave behind a strong team and take pride in the projects that I
helped bring to First Look.'
According to a press release, the board of directors accepted Vitale's
resignation 'with regret'.
Vitale previously served as co-head of Paramount Classics, Fine Line Features.