Pathé UK Swaps Warner Bros For Fox

The London-based arm of the French film company has switched Warner Bros for Fox to handle physical distribution of its theatrical releases. Back in April 2009 Pathé announced that Warner … Read More »

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Disney Studios Distribution Restructures

BURBANK, Calif. – November 1, 2010 – The Walt Disney Studios today announced changes to its distribution organization that will better reflect the global marketplace and consumer trends.  With the changes, Janice Marinelli, Lori MacPherson and Jason Brenek will

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Relativity Schedules Nicolas Cage Starrer

January 7th is the release date for the Nicolas Cage supernatural action adventure Season Of The Witch which Relativity Media will distribute and market as part of its 2011 theatrical distribution slate. That already includes Kids In America (March 4th) starring Topher Grace and Anna Faris, and The Dark Read More »

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Universal Taps Niels Swinkels As UK Boss

Netherlands-born Niels Swinkels will oversee theatrical distribution for all Universal Pictures International titles in the UK and Eire. Until now he’s been SVP of distribution in Europe, the Middle East and Africa. Swinkels replaces Simon Hewlett, who last … Read More »

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Apparition Restructures With 60% Staff Cut

Mike Fleming

UPDATE 12:13 PM: Apparition just made official its restructuring plans after Deadline broke the story.

EXCLUSIVE: Bill Pohlad has begun the first phase of restructuring Apparition, apparition_logothe indie distribution company that was thrown into disarray when co-founder Bob Berney exited in bombshell fashion just before the Cannes Film Festival. The first step is painful: 60%, or approximately 15 staffers were informed moments ago they are being let go and receiving severance packages. Last day for those staffers is this Friday. Read More »

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