Indie film financier and international sales company Capstone Group has hired Ruzanna Kegeyan as Head of Acquisitions. In the newly created position, the 18-year industry veteran most recently with Arclight Films will will spearhead sourcing projects for development and financing and ID third-party productions for sales. She will report to Christian Mercuri, Capstone Group’s president and CEO.
“Ruzanna is one of the best acquisitions executives I have had the experience of dealing with from both a creative and commercial perspective,” Mercuri said in a release Monday announcing her hire. “She has an impressive record in sourcing high-caliber projects that resonate with audiences. We’re thrilled to have Ruzanna join the Capstone team.”
At Arclight, she oversaw and brought in A24’s awards-season pic First Reformed from Paul Schrader and starring Ethan Hawke, and Hotel Mumbai starring Armie Hammer and Dev Patel being distributed by Bleecker Street and ShivHans Pictures. She previously worked with films including Best Picture Oscar winner Crash and The Illusionist.
“Capstone curates daring and innovative films which I have always been drawn to,” she said. “I look forward to this next challenge and I’m excited to work alongside Christian to expand their already diverse development and financing slate while continuing to find hidden gems to acquire for worldwide distribution.”
Capstone Group’s slate includes Come Away starring Angelina Jolie and the Gerard Butler-starring Afterburn. It also was involved in Papillon toplined by Charlie Hunnam and Rami Malek.