Steven Friedlander has been named Executive Vice President, Theatrical Distribution of CBS Films. In this new position, Friedlander will be responsible for overseeing the domestic theatrical distribution for the studio's films. The move officially establishes CBS Films' planned domestic distribution unit. "Steven's reputation is stellar," said Amy Baer, President and Chief Executive Officer of the film division within CBS Corporation, in a statement. "He's one of the most respected distribution executives in the industry today -- highly regarded among filmmakers and exhibitors alike." Friedlander joins CBS Films from Warner Independent Pictures, where he served as Executive Vice President of Distribution. [Peter Knegt]