ECG taps Pettit, D’Arcy

Duties include o'seas sales, acquisitions

CANNES — Bolstering its international sales and acquisitions team, ECG Worldwide, acquired last year by U.K.-based Entertainment Capital Group, has appointed Michele Pettit as international sales exec and Susannah D’Arcy as its new director of acquisitions.

Pettit joins the company from her former post as VP of international sales at Nu Image. D’Arcy was a freelance line producer and before that director of development at Greenlight Entertainment.

At Cannes, ECG Worldwide is repping such titles as “Dinner Rush,” directed by Bob Giraldi, an ensemble dramedy produced by Lou DiGiaimo and Patti Greaney, starring Danny Aiello, Edoardo Ballerini, Kirk Acevedo, John Corbett, Sandra Bernhard and Summer Phoenix, marking ECG’s sister company Access’ first U.S. release; “Pigeonholed,” an indie feature about troubled affluent teens starring Chris Noth, Jon Abrahams, Justin Pierce, Allison Follard and Rosanna Arquette and directed by Michael Swanhaus; “Space Crash,” an effects-driven feature about a group of subversive Russians; and “The Sinister Saga of Making ‘The Stunt Man,’ ” the DVD release of director Richard Rush’s behind-the-scenes account of the making of his 1980 film “The Stunt Man.”

ECG will also be licensing rights to titles in its newly acquired Worldwide Pictures Library including its latest theatrical feature “Road to Redemption,” released domestically in February, the road trip comedy stars Pat Hingle, Jay Underwood, Leo Rossi and Wes Studi. Bob Vernon directed.

“With Access as our sister company, Worldwide’s acquisitions strategies and activities are greatly enhanced,” said ECG company founder and president Barbara Mudge. “Our companies work together and complement each other in a fashion similar to the much larger, integrated companies.”

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