With the Sundance Film Festival kicking off tonight in snowy Salt Lake City with Gurinda Chadha’s “What’s Cookin,” Fine Line Features has announced that it is getting a makeover: the company has unveiled a new logo and restructured its staff.
The change comes as Fine Line celebrates its 10th Anniversary.
Arianna Bocco has been promoted to veep of production and acquisitions, Jamie Kershaw has joined the shingle as veep of business affairs, and Rachael Horovitz has renewed her contract.
Paul Federbush, formerly veep of acquisitions and production, has ankled the company to pursue other interests.
Fine Line prexy Mark Ordesky said: “The changes that I have instituted bring full circle what was always my intent. I had envisioned a young, aggressive, geographically empowered acquisition and production team with the ability to make smart decisions very quickly, and that’s what I have in place. Each of these executives reports directly to me and together I think we are equipped to ensure the success of Fine Line going forward.”
Bocco has been with Fine Line for four years, most recently serving as director of acquisitions. She began her career at ICM and later served as an assistant to director Jeremy Leven.
Kershaw joins Fine Line from law firm Lichter, Grossman, Nichols & Adler, where he was on the team that repped such talent as Johnny Depp, Mary Stuart Masterson, Martin Donovan, Chris and Paul Weitz and Lawrence Bender. A graduate of Stanford Law, he worked for a time at Jones, Day, Reavis & Pogue.
Gotham-based Horovitz came aboard in 1996 as veep of production and acquisitions. Two years later, she was promoted to senior veep. Horovitz remains the ranking executive based in New York. Prior to joining Fine Line, she was veep of development and acquisitions at Longfellow Pictures.
Maisel, who runs Fine Line’s London offices, will continue as the company’s production and acquisitions exec, while Sue Murray will continue to function as a consultant for the company in Australia and the Asian markets.
Fine Line’s 2000 lineup includes “The Cup,” “The Filth and the Fury” and “But I’m a Cheerleader” (all three of which will play at the Sundance Film Festival).
“The Cup,” Bhutan’s official selection for Academy Award consideration, opens on Jan. 28 in New York and L.A.
Also forthcoming this year are “Simpatico” starring Jeff Bridges, Nick Nolte and Sharon Stone; Jeremy Podeswa’s “The Five Senses,” starring Mary-Louise Parker; “A Pornographic Affair,” starring Nathalie Bayce; Lars Von Trier’s “Dancer in the Dark,” starring pop sensation Bjork and Catherine Deneuve; “The Invisible Circus,” starring Cameron Diaz and Jordana Brewster; and writer-director David Mamet’s “State and Main,” featuring an ensemble cast.
Fine Line’s “Tumbleweeds” recently garnered a Golden Globe nomination for British actress Janet McTeer.