Lipsky bows out of Lot 47

Exec ankles VP, strategy chief slot

Mark Lipsky, who joined his brothers Jeff and Scott at Lot 47 Films 16 months ago, has resigned as the company’s executive veep and chief strategy officer. His resignation is effective immediately.

“I’m very proud of my accomplishments at the company and of the exceptionally distinctive brand that the Lot 47 team has built in a very short time,” said Lipsky.

Added Greg Williams, Lot 47’s CEO: “Mark’s creativity and marketing savvy, exemplified by the tremendous success of Club 47, building from nothing a dedicated community of nearly 3000 fans of independent film around Lot 47 Films’ library, has given the company a tremendous boost. We wish him all the best.”

Digital media maven

Lipsky has been the driving force behind the company’s digital media and marketing strategies, as well as certain off-line initiatives. These include the development and management of the company’s screening program known as ‘Club 47’ and the McBeth’s performance space in Manhattan’s Union Square area, a promotion for the company’s “Scotland, PA” release.

Lipsky arrived at Lot 47 with more than 20 years experience in the film, cable television and technology industries. Just prior to joining Lot 47, he was VP for strategic relations and marketing at Thomson Multimedia’s Singingfish.com, a leading private-label developer of streaming media search services.

Lipsky, who has actively spoken out against film censorship, came to Singingfish from Bravo Networks, where he served as director of consumer marketing from 1997 through 1999. He has also served as executive VP of sales and marketing at Prestige, a division of Miramax Films, and as senior VP of sales and marketing at Miramax Films.