Former Entertainment One Films U.S. and New Line Cinema marketing and distribution executive Dylan Wiley has been tapped as President of Specialty Releasing at Broad Green Pictures, the year-old outfit that plans to release 8-12 specialty titles annually via traditional platforms as well as multi-window patterns. He had been working with the company since November and now will formally manage Broad Green’s growing slate.
The list of films at Gabriel and Daniel Hammond’s Broad Green includes two that Wiley helped acquire: the Sundance pics A Walk In The Woods with Robert Redford and Nick Nolte and the Sarah Silverman-Josh Charles drama I Smile Back. Other pics include the company’s first splashy buy 99 Holmes as well as Terrence Malick’s next three movies. Broad Green said its specialty slate will be primarily focused on acquisitions and co-productions and it is ramping up development too.
The company’s first release is Mia Hansen’s Eden on June 19. It has been staffing up as well, recently tapping Steve Nickerson to head the home entertainment unit and Adam Keen to run publicity.
“Five minutes into my initial meetings with Gabriel and Daniel, I knew I wanted to help them achieve their ambitious and innovative vision,” said Wiley in a release today. “We have in common a desire to bring quality entertainment to a wide audience through careful planning and deep collaboration. I’m very proud of the initial slate we’ve assembled, and look forward to presenting it to audiences beginning this summer.”
At New Line, Wiley managing the release of 90-plus films including the Austin Powers, Rush Hour and Final Destination franchises. He also was Global Brand Manager for The Lord Of The Rings trilogy.