Katz leaves distributor to head firm's film unit

ThinkFilm VP Daniel Katz has ankled the Gotham-based indie distributor to spearhead a new film unit at financial services firm Guggenheim Partners.

Wall St. firm Guggenheim manages $110 billion in assets through its various divisions.

Katz will head its film financing and investment operations.

At ThinkFilm, Katz was integral in bringing in such pics as “Murderball,” “The Aristocrats,” “Spellbound” and “Half Nelson.”

Katz began his career in film distribution at Merchant Ivory Prods.

He moved to Lions Gate Films, and joined ThinkFilm at its inception in 2001.

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