Forston to Palm Pictures

Exec to oversee theatrical distribution

Greg Forston, formerly head of Japanimation theatrical distribution boutique Manga Entertainment, will now oversee theatrical distribution for Palm Pictures, Chris Blackwell’s new entertainment venture.

Forston will continue to be based in Chicago, where he reports to Marvin Gleicher, head of Palm Pictures distribution and CEO of Manga Entertainment Worldwide.

Theatrical, DVD, CD-ROM and homevideo distribution for Palm Pictures and the Manga label will now be based in Chicago.

Forston will oversee all aspects of theatrical booking, promotion, publicity and advertising. He joined Manga upon its inception in 1995 after working in the radio and recording industries for 12 years.

Gleicher continues to oversee Palm Pictures film distribution and all of Manga’s acquisitions.