Magazine article Screen International

John Friedberg to Leave QED International

Magazine article Screen International

John Friedberg to Leave QED International

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International sales exec follows Bill Block out of the sales, financing and production company behind District 9, Fury and W.

John Friedberg, evp of international sales and distribution at QED International, is the latest high profile exec to exit the LA-based production, financing and sales distribution company.

He joined the business in 2006 and his responsibilities crossed into all areas of the company.

In 2011, Friedberg was promoted to vp of international sales and was involved in sales and distribution on films including Sabotage, directed by David Ayer and starring Arnold Schwarzenegger; Fading Gigolo, directed by John Turturro and starring Turturro and Woody Allen; and Alex Cross, directed by Rob Cohen and starring Tyler Perry.

He took on his most recent role in 2013 and handled international sales on David Ayer's tank thriller Fury, starring Brad Pitt, which reportedly carried a $68m production budget and has grossed more than $211m worldwide. …

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