Overture Films has named Kyle Davies to the new position of executive vice president, theatrical distribution, Overture president of marketing, distribution and new media Peter Adee announced Wednesday. Davies, who will report to Adee, will be responsible for all of Overture Films' domestic distribution strategies and execution. Overture, a new full-service studio, plans to release 8-12 features per year, comprised of original productions as well as acquisitions. Davies joins Overture Films from Paramount Pictures, where he was senior vice president, western division, for Paramount Pictures Motion Picture Distribution. "The changing environment in the theatrical distribution business presents many new challenges and just as many opportunities," commented Adee in a statement. "We think Kyle's combination of know-how and foresight makes him the perfect person for the job." [Brian Brooks]