Oscilloscope president and co-founder David Fenkel is stepping down from his post and moving to a consulting role at the indie film distributor, the company announced today. As part of the transition, Dan Berger and David Laub have been promoted to jointly oversee marketing, distribution and acquisitions. Berger has been at Oscilloscope since it launched four years ago, serving as Fenkel’s lieutenant in distribution, marketing and operations. Berger and Laub had worked with Fenkel at ThinkFilm, where they first collaborated with Oscilloscope founder Adam Yauch on distributing his film Awesome I Fuckin Shot That! in 2006. Laub has overseen acquisitions and distribution at Oscilloscope for the past three years.
“It’s been over four years since we started and the company continues to get stronger and stronger,” Fenkel said in the release announcing the moves. “I couldn’t be more excited for my friends Dan and David to be in positions to take O-Scope to the next level. Adam has been an amazing partner and important mentor for me, both personally and professionally. It’s been an honor to be involved with helping execute his vision for this unique and special company and I look forward to continuing my involvement.” The company has earned six Oscar nominations in four years and its upcoming releases include the LCD Soundsystem pic Shut Up And Play The Hits, the Baraka follow-up Samsara, and Todd Louiso’s Sundance title Hello I Must Be Going.