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NEW YORK – Miramax Intl. executive VP David Linde is leaving to become a partner in Good Machine, Ted Hope and James Schamus’ indie production company, which has a first-look agreement with 20th Century Fox.

Linde, 36, will segue to Good Machine at the beginning of the year. In his new post, he will oversee worldwide distribution of the company’s productions and manage its film library, which includes such pics as Ang Lee’s “The Wedding Banquet” and Hal Hartley’s “Flirt.” Linde also will be responsible for developing new ventures.

“David has been a great executive at Miramax over the past several years,” Miramax co-chairman Harvey Weinstein said. “He is a multitalented individual who went from acquisitions to really help build Miramax Intl. I am sorry to see him go, but look forward to an ongoing relationship with him and Good Machine.”

During his three-year tenure as head of sales at Miramax Intl., Linde represented more than 50 independently produced pics, including Anthony Minghella’s “The English Patient,” Quentin Tarantino’s “Pulp Fiction,” Woody Allen’s “Bullets Over Broadway” and Wayne Wang’s “Smoke.”

Before Miramax Intl., Linde served as senior VP of acquisitions at Miramax Films for two years. During that time, he oversaw the acquisition of Chen Kaige’s Palme d’Or-winner “Farewell My Concubine,” Peter Jackson’s Silver Lion-winner “Heavenly Creatures” and Kevin Smith’s Prix de Jeunesse-winner “Clerks,” among others.

A graduate of Swarthmore College, Linde was VP of international distribution at Fox Lorber Associates Inc. before joining Miramax. “We’ve wanted to join forces with someone who combines worldwide distribution experience with an affinity for the kinds of directors we work with,” Hope said. “David is the one person who fit the bill.”

Good Machine’s upcoming projects include Ang Lee’s “The Ice Storm,” currently in post-production with Fox Searchlight, as well as new films from Ed Burns (“The Brothers McMullen,” “She’s the One”) and Nicole Holofcener (“Walking and Talking”). Three Good Machine pics will premiere at the upcoming Sundance Film Festival – Hannah Weyer’s “Arresting Gena,” Frank Grow’s “Love God” and Bart Freundlich’s “The Myth of Fingerprints,” which will be released by Sony Pictures Classics.

“It’s extremely rare to have the chance to work with producers who are consistently identified with the most original and commercially successful new filmmakers, and that is Good Machine,” Linde said. “It’s an extension of how I’ve always worked and our future together will be very exciting.”

Hope and Schamus recently were honored by the Independent Feature Project with the Gotham Award for producers in recognition of their contributions to independent filmmaking in New York.

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