Warners ups Goldstein

He's sr. veep

Jeffrey Goldstein has been boosted to senior vice president/assistant general sales manager of Warner Bros.’ domestic theatrical distribution division.

In the post, Goldstein will oversee sales and administrative activities for the studio’s motion pictures throughout the U.S. and Canada, and will report to theatrical distrib prexy D. Barry Reardon and to exec veepee/general sales manager Daniel Fellman.

The move signals the probable future shape of Warner’s distrib department as it prepares for the retirement of longtime distribution boss, Reardon, next year. Fellman will likely assume Reardon’s post, and Goldstein will be positioned to move into the exec vice president slot.

Goldstein most recently held the title of senior veepee and western division manager for domestic distribution at WB.

“Jeff … has built a very strong set of relationships all over the country and has shown tremendous energy and outstanding instincts in building our sales team,” said Reardon and Fellman in a press release. “We look forward to his continued contributions as he joins us on the national level and helps build our domestic distribution accomplishments into the next century.”

Goldstein joined Warners in 1978 as a sales trainee, and worked in several WB sales offices around the nation. He rose to branch manager in 1980 and in 1987 returned to Los Angeles as western division manager for sales. A year later, he was upped to vice president and in 1996 rose to senior VP.

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