LONDON — International sales veteran Thorsten Schumacher is stepping down from his role as managing director at Hanway Films after five years in the role and 13 years with the company.
Hanway Films announced the news Thursday, saying Schumacher would be leaving the London-based sales company to pursue “new opportunities.”
He leaves the company in rude health and off the back of a bumper year of awards. The company was involved in pics such as “Carol,” “Brooklyn” and “Anomalisa.”
“I couldn’t be more grateful for my time with the wonderful people at Hanway who feel like family to me, and for the opportunity to build the business into what it is today,” Schumacher said in a statement. “With many changes in the industry and an evolving landscape, I look forward pursuing new opportunities.”
“I’ve had a very happy 13 years with Thorsten,” said Hanway Chairman Jeremy Thomas. “Hanway is made up of a special group of people who are passionate about films, and we will continue to deliver a superlative service to our filmmakers and distributors. “
Vice-chairman Peter Watson said: “Thorsten has been a wonderful colleague to us all. We’ll miss him. He’s given the company many great years and has made a tremendous contribution to its standing. The next chapter of his professional life beckons. I wish him all the luck in the world.”
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Hanway’s current slate includes Yorgos Lanthimos’ “The Killing Of A Sacred Deer”, toplining Colin Farrell; Lone Scherfig’s “We Happy Few,” starring Gemma Arterton, Sam Claflin and Bill Nighy; Juan Carlos Medina’s “The Limehouse Golem,” starring Bill Nighy and Olivia Cooke; John Cameron Mitchell’s “How To Talk To Girls At Parties,” starring Elle Fanning and Nicole Kidman; Stanley Tucci’s “Final Portrait,” starring Geoffrey Rush and Armie Hammer; and Haaifa Al-Mansours’ “A Storm In The Stars,” starring Elle Fanning.