Independent Entertainment Expands to LA, Taps New Hires

U.K. centered Independent Enjoyment, which develops, funds, makes and sells independent options, has expanded to Los Angeles, Assortment can expose.

Impartial has tapped previous Voltage Pics executive Marc Hofstatter to operate the L.A. operation, which marks the initially time the enterprise has experienced a focused U.S. presence. His official title will be head of acquisitions.

Prior to signing up for Impartial Amusement, Hofstatter was an in-property producer at Voltage, the place he worked on Jessica Chastain thriller “Ava” and “Extremely Wicked, Shockingly Evil and Vile” among the other tasks. He also exec produced “V.F.W” and established the company’s Tv slate. Prior to that Hofstatter worked at Indigogo as head of movie, overseeing acquisitions and organization advancement.

Unbiased Leisure has also promoted lengthy-standing executive Sarah Lebutsch from head of sales to controlling director of worldwide revenue. Lebutsch has represented movies like “We Require to Chat About Kevin,” “Moon” and Banksy’s “Exit Via the Gift Shop” at the corporation. She will go on to be dependent in London exactly where she will keep on to oversee all features of worldwide gross sales and report to CEO Luc Roeg and COO Cora Palfrey.

“I’m enthusiastic to be aspect of the Unbiased Enjoyment staff,” explained Hofstatter. “Their resume is filled with some wonderful films, and they’ve worked with some of the ideal indie filmmakers out there right now.”

Roeg and Palfrey commented: “We are thrilled that Marc Hofstatter is now component of the Independent Entertainment group as our head of acquisitions. With the business in a regular state of modify, possessing a long-lasting existence in Los Angeles is more essential than ever prior to. Marc provides with him a prosperity of practical experience, as perfectly as comprehensive U.S. creation, finance and agency contacts. Most importantly, he shares the style and values that make Unbiased Entertainment’s films consistently stand out.”

“Sarah is a massively critical and revered member of the Impartial Enjoyment team, and we welcome her in her new part as handling director of international sales. Sarah’s fifteen years of industry knowledge, merged with her being familiar with of a quickly switching market make her integral to the company’s designs for future development across its generation and sales actions. “