Veteran named exec VP of sales
Veteran exec Jonathan Kier has joined Sierra/Affinity as exec VP of sales.Kier will work in conjunction with principals Nick Meyer and Marc Schaberg selling foreign rights to the company’s slate of third-party films as well as acting as the exclusive sales agent for films developed and produced by Sidney Kimmel Entertainment, OddLot Entertainment, Bold Films and Sierra Pictures and its partner, Incentive Filmed Entertainment. Kier will also work closely with Kristen Figeroid, Sierra/Affinity’s senior VP of sales. He and Figeroid will report to Meyer and Schaberg. Kier most recently served as senior veepee of international sales and distribution at the Weinstein Co., overseeing all aspects of TWC and Dimension releases in more than 50 countries. He also handled foreign sales on Weinstein Co. and Dimension titles at all the major annual film markets and has worked on more than 80 TWC films including “The King’s Speech,” “Hoodwinked,” “The Reader” and “Piranha 3D.” Prior to starting his tenure with the Weinstein Co. in 2005, Kier worked in affiliate sales strategy at MTV Networks and in production and development at Universal-based Marc Platt Prods.