Wendy Lidell has joined Kino Lorber as Senior Vice President, Theatrical Distribution and Acquisitions, reporting to CEO Richard Lorber. Lidell will manage all aspects of the company’s theatrical and non-theatrical slate. In addition to her new role, Lidell will work with Lorber to drive new business opportunities for the company, including identifying new content acquisitions and strategic growth areas.
Liddell worked with Lorber when he acquired International Film Circuit in 1998, which became the theatrical division of Fox Lorber. At Fox Lorber (which later became Wellspring Media), Lidell released six to eight titles per year, including François Ozon’s Under The Sand starring Charlotte Rampling. She returned to International Film Circuit in 2004, releasing dozens of films including Don’t Move starring Penelope Cruz and Darwin’s Nightmare, which earned her a second documentary Academy Award nomination. Other noteworthy successes include Nancy Spielberg’s Above And Beyond and Sholem Aleichem: Laughing In The Darkness.