Magazine article Screen International

Kim to Lead Post-Merger Lionsgate Sales Force at Cannes

Magazine article Screen International

Kim to Lead Post-Merger Lionsgate Sales Force at Cannes

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As uncertainty continued to swirl over the fate of international sales staff following Lionsgate's acquisition of Summit, Screendaily has learned that Helen Lee Kim will stay on through the market and head a team handling titles from both the Lionsgate and Summit International slates.

The development comes after it emerged during the EFM last month that David Garrett would be stepping down from his role as president of international sales at Summit.

However beyond this the succession issue remains unresolved. Although Kim is still under contract, speculation is rife among the sales community that she will eventually depart, possibly to work with her longtime colleague Joe Drake, the president of Lionsgate's motion picture film group.

To this end Patrick Wachsberger, who was recently installed as co-chair of Lionsgate Motion Pictures Group alongside his former Summit Entertainment co-chairman Rob Friedman, is understood to be compiling a list of candidates. …

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