Kauffman, Boyd join independent unit

Odd Lot Entertainment has hired industry vets Keith Kauffman as senior VP of business & legal affairs and Andrew Boyd as director of marketing & publicity.

Kauffman had been at First Look as VP business & legal affairs. Boyd comes from Mandate Pictures and will handle marketing and publicity for Odd Lot Entertainment and Odd Lot International.

The indie banner’s also hired Yvette Pereira as manager of accounting and Shirley Kim as manager, international business affairs. It has promoted Natalya Petrosova to senior VP finance and expanded the role for Eryl Woodlief, VP of development & acquisitions to work on projects for Odd Lot International. Also upped is Chris Ranta, to manager of physical production.

Odd Lot said it’s made the changes as part of an expansion of its production activity on such projects as Frank Miller’s “The Spirit,” starring Samuel L. Jackson and Gabriel Macht, and part of a multi-picture distribution deal with Lionsgate.

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