Artisan gives Spitz stripes

Exec to oversee national ops

Artisan Releasing, the theatrical distribution arm of Artisan Entertainment, has promoted David Spitz to senior VP and general sales manager.

In his newly created position, Spitz will oversee national sales activities for Artisan and work with the theatrical marketing group on distribution-associated matters. Spitz was previously VP and Western division manager for Artisan, handling sales activities on the West Coast.

Before joining Artisan, Spitz was regional branch manager at MGM distribution from 1994 to ’96. From 1990 to ’94, Spitz was a film buyer for Mann Theaters in Los Angeles.

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