Magazine article Screen International

Lacaze to Head Wild Bunch Distribution

Magazine article Screen International

Lacaze to Head Wild Bunch Distribution

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Former Pathé Distribution head of marketing to take up position mid-May.

Thierry Lacaze has been named the new head of Wild Bunch Distribution (WBD), replacing Jean-Philippe Tirel who has left to set up his own acquisitions outfit, parent company Wild Bunch has announced.

Lacaze, who comes from Pathé Distribution where he was the head of marketing from 2009, will take the reins at WBD in mid-May. Prior to Pathé, he was the head of the Fox Searchlight label in France.

The rest of the existing team - comprising Nathalie Cieutat as head of sales, Susanna Nilstam as marketing director and Jérôme Rougier as head of marketing and international acquisitions - will remain in place.

"Thierry will start supervising future releases as soon as he arrives," Wild Bunch said in a statement.

The company - which focuses on auteur fare, edgy genre titles and world cinema - is distributing 22 titles in 2013. …

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