Magnolia ups Begley, Cowal

Promotions come in the wake of Tom Quinn's exit

Magnolia Pictures has upped Dori Begley from vice prexy to SVP of acquisitions, while Matt Cowal has been promoted from veep to SVP of marketing and publicity.

Begley, who worked in acquisitions at Magnolia for more than four years, will oversee acquisition of new product for Magnolia, Magnet Releasing, Magnolia Home Entertainment and Magnolia International across all distribution platforms.

Her appointment comes after former senior veep of acquisitions Tom Quinn ankled the company earlier this week to head the Weinstein Company’s new indie VOD label.

Cowal has been with Magnolia since 2007 and will now oversee all marketing and publicity efforts for Magnolia and Magnet.

“Dori has proven herself to be exceptional at sourcing films for Magnolia’s traditional theatrical releases, as well as our Ultra VOD program, the machinery of which remains completely intact and continues to be the gold standard in cross-platform digital distribution,” said prexy Eamonn Bowles. “Matt has been integral to our ongoing success across all platforms over the last few years.”

Additionally, director of acquisitions Peter Van Steemberg has relocated from Gotham to L.A. to establish a West Coast presence for the company.

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