Kimmel into int’l sales

Lindsay upped to top of shingle

NEW YORK — Heading into Cannes, Sidney Kimmel Entertainment is launching an international sales unit, dubbed Kimmel Intl., and has tapped Miramax vet Mark Lindsay as the shingle’s prexy.

Gotham-based Kimmel Intl. division will oversee licensing, marketing and distribution of Kimmel Entertainment film properties overseas.

Lindsay was formerly senior veep of sales and distribution at Miramax. He was with the mini-major for six years.

“We believe that our entry into foreign sales will be beneficial to the growth of the company and its continuing success in producing artistically daring and commercially appealing films for the global market place,” said Kimmel.

“For me, this was a natural progression,” said Lindsay. “It was an opportunity to start up a company from scratch, and also work with a solid venture that’s well financed.”

He said the new international distribution division should wind up with six to 10 staffers.

Recently completed Kimmel Entertainment pics include Bart Freundlich’s “Trust the Man” and Nick Cassavetes’ “Alpha Dog.” Shingle has also begun production on Agnieszka Holland’s “Copying Beethoven,” starring Ed Harris and Diane Kruger.

The existing pics already have foreign rights pacts in place with other entities.

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