Earlier this month, eOne acquired Phase 4 Films, setting that company’s Berry Meyerowitz to run the combined U.S. film and distribution business. That appointment followed the departure of eOne North American Films president David Reckziegel in May. Under Meyerowitz as president, eOne has now outlined its management roster with SVP Theatrical Marketing & Distribution Dylan Wiley exiting the company along with Patrick McDonough, Ryan Markowitz, Seanna Hore, Sejin Croninger and Walter Schmidt. Moving in to run the revamped film and distribution business under Meyerowitz are Phase 4’s Sean Monson as EVP Finance & Operations and David Richardson EVP Sales & Marketing. Also in the ranks are Ian Goggins, SVP On Demand/Digital; Larry Greenberg, SVP Acquisitions; Ben Means, SVP Label Management; and Polly Beel, VP Marketing.
At the time eOne acquired Phase 4, it said it was shifting the focus of the combined U.S. team towards aggressive ancillary exploitation with strategic theatrical releases. The company will now actively source films that fit the platform release model. The U.S. theatrical distribution division has focused on art house indies and looked to up its profile when it acquired the ill-fated biopic Diana last year. On its upcoming slate is David Cronenberg’s Cannes competitor Maps To The Stars for which Julianne Moore won the Best Actress prize.
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