As EVP of International Sales John Friedberg will lead QED’s sales efforts at Cannes, working closely with CEO Bill Block who announced Friedberg’s promotion today. Friedberg’s responsibilities will include spearheading distribution strategies for the company’s film slate, as well as managing relationships with QED’s international partners and overseeing day-to-day operations of the international sales department. Friedberg joined QED in 2006 and his responsibilities have crossed into all areas of the company including production, finance, business affairs, sales and distribution. He was promoted to VP of International Sales in 2011.
QED’s Cannes sales slate includes David Ayer’s Fury, starring Brad Pitt and Shia Labeouf; Ten, also directed by David Ayer and starring Arnold Schwarzenegger, Sam Worthington and Mireille Enos; Fading Gigolo, directed by John Turturro and starring Turturro and Woody Allen; rom com Are We Officially Dating? starring Zac Efron and Imogen Poots; and the supernatural thriller Haunt starring Jacki Weaver.