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Mark Urman exits ThinkFilm

Mark Urman is ankling troubled indie ThinkFilm to join Marco Weber’s Senator Entertainment U.S. as president of his newly formed distribution company.

Senator announced Friday that Urman will begin work in the new post on Oct. 1

Urman co-founded ThinkFilm in 2001 and served most recently as president. The production-distribution company, taken over by Capitol Films topper David Bergstein in 2006, has been hit with a cash crunch and allegations of unpaid bills this year.

Urman’s making his move three weeks after Marco Weber stepped down as chief creative officer of Germany’s Senator Entertainment to acquire the company’s Los Angeles production arm, also called Senator Entertainment. Weber’s focusing on producing English-language films and establishing a new U.S.-based distribution operation.

Senator said Friday that the company will operate main offices in both Los Angeles and New York. It also said Urman will work with Weber in establishing distribution for the company’s slate, allowing Weber to concentrate on original productions.

Urman said the company will handle wide releases — involving hundreds of prints and prestige titles — that expand from exclusive platforms.

“By building a company that can be big and bold when it wants to be, but streamlined and strategic when it needs to be, we plan on being the best possible combination of a studio specialty division and a true independent,” he added.

Senator is prepping vidgame adaptation “Clocktower” and “Unthinkable,” a thriller with Samuel L. Jackson that starts shooting next month in Los Angeles.

It recently bought U.S. distribution rights to “Public Enemy No. 1.” The film’s premiering at the Toronto International Film Festival.

Under Urman, ThinkFilm pics received seven Oscar nominations, winning two for docs. The company’s successes included “Spellbound,” “The Aristocrats,” “Half Nelson,” and “Before the Devil Knows You’re Dead.”

However, ThinkFilm and Bergstein has also been hit by lawsuits by filmmakers such as Alex Gibney (“Taxi to the Dark Side”) and by service companies such as Allied Advertising and Mammoth Advertising, alleging unpaid bills.

Source: Variety

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Mark Urman exits ThinkFilm

Mark Urman is ankling troubled indie ThinkFilm to join Marco Weber’s Senator Entertainment U.S. as president of his newly formed distribution company.

Senator announced Friday that Urman will begin work in the new post on Oct. 1

Urman co-founded ThinkFilm in 2001 and served most recently as president. The production-distribution company, taken over by Capitol Films topper David Bergstein in 2006, has been hit with a cash crunch and allegations of unpaid bills this year.

Urman’s making his move three weeks after Marco Weber stepped down as chief creative officer of Germany’s Senator Entertainment to acquire the company’s Los Angeles production arm, also called Senator Entertainment. Weber’s focusing on producing English-language films and establishing a new U.S.-based distribution operation.

Senator said Friday that the company will operate main offices in both Los Angeles and New York. It also said Urman will work with Weber in establishing distribution for the company’s slate, allowing Weber to concentrate on original productions.

Urman said the company will handle wide releases — involving hundreds of prints and prestige titles — that expand from exclusive platforms.

“By building a company that can be big and bold when it wants to be, but streamlined and strategic when it needs to be, we plan on being the best possible combination of a studio specialty division and a true independent,” he added.

Senator is prepping vidgame adaptation “Clocktower” and “Unthinkable,” a thriller with Samuel L. Jackson that starts shooting next month in Los Angeles.

It recently bought U.S. distribution rights to “Public Enemy No. 1.” The film’s premiering at the Toronto International Film Festival.

Under Urman, ThinkFilm pics received seven Oscar nominations, winning two for docs. The company’s successes included “Spellbound,” “The Aristocrats,” “Half Nelson,” and “Before the Devil Knows You’re Dead.”

However, ThinkFilm and Bergstein has also been hit by lawsuits by filmmakers such as Alex Gibney (“Taxi to the Dark Side”) and by service companies such as Allied Advertising and Mammoth Advertising, alleging unpaid bills.

Source: Variety

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Mark Urman exits ThinkFilm

Mark Urman is ankling troubled indie ThinkFilm to join Marco Weber’s Senator Entertainment U.S. as president of his newly formed distribution company.

Senator announced Friday that Urman will begin work in the new post on Oct. 1

Urman co-founded ThinkFilm in 2001 and served most recently as president. The production-distribution company, taken over by Capitol Films topper David Bergstein in 2006, has been hit with a cash crunch and allegations of unpaid bills this year.

Urman’s making his move three weeks after Marco Weber stepped down as chief creative officer of Germany’s Senator Entertainment to acquire the company’s Los Angeles production arm, also called Senator Entertainment. Weber’s focusing on producing English-language films and establishing a new U.S.-based distribution operation.

Senator said Friday that the company will operate main offices in both Los Angeles and New York. It also said Urman will work with Weber in establishing distribution for the company’s slate, allowing Weber to concentrate on original productions.

Urman said the company will handle wide releases — involving hundreds of prints and prestige titles — that expand from exclusive platforms.

“By building a company that can be big and bold when it wants to be, but streamlined and strategic when it needs to be, we plan on being the best possible combination of a studio specialty division and a true independent,” he added.

Senator is prepping vidgame adaptation “Clocktower” and “Unthinkable,” a thriller with Samuel L. Jackson that starts shooting next month in Los Angeles.

It recently bought U.S. distribution rights to “Public Enemy No. 1.” The film’s premiering at the Toronto International Film Festival.

Under Urman, ThinkFilm pics received seven Oscar nominations, winning two for docs. The company’s successes included “Spellbound,” “The Aristocrats,” “Half Nelson,” and “Before the Devil Knows You’re Dead.”

However, ThinkFilm and Bergstein has also been hit by lawsuits by filmmakers such as Alex Gibney (“Taxi to the Dark Side”) and by service companies such as Allied Advertising and Mammoth Advertising, alleging unpaid bills.

Source: Variety

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