HanWay Films Managing Director Thorsten Schumacher Exits

Thorsten Schumacher, a 13-year veteran of London-based sales company HanWay Films and managing director for the past five years, is exiting the company. No replacement has been announced.

The company’s recent slate included last year’s awards-season staples Carol, Brooklyn and Anomalisa, which combined for 10 Oscar nominations. Its current slate appears robust too, including Yorgos Lanthimos’ The Killing Of A Sacred Deer, ​​Lone Scherfig’s We Happy Few starring Gemma Arterton, Juan Carlos Medina’s The Limehouse Golem, John Cameron Mitchell’s How To Talk To Girls At ​P​arties and Haaifa Al-Mansours’ A Storm In The Stars starring Elle Fanning on the docket.

It also brokered deals for the Keira Knightley biopic Colette during the European Film Market in Berlin.

“I couldn’t be more grateful for my time with the wonderful people at HanWay who feel like family to me, and for the opportunity to build the business into what it is today,” Schumacher said in a statement. “With many changes in the industry and an evolving landscape, I look forward pursuing new opportunities.”

Said HanWay chairman Jeremy Thomas: “​I’ve had a very happy 1​3​ years with Thorsten. HanWay is made up of a special group of people who are passionate about films, and we will continue to deliver a superlative service to our filmmakers and distributors.​”

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