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iW NEWS | Urman Named ThinkFilm President

By Indiewire | Indiewire April 24, 2008 at 12:11PM

Mark Urman has been promoted to President of ThinkFilm, replacing Jeff Sackman who recently left the company. A co-founder of the company, Urman was head of theatrical distribution when it launched in September of 2001. Urman will remain based in New York City, which will now serve as the company's headquarters. Making the announcement, ThinkFilm chairman David Bergstein said, in a statement, "Mark has played a crucial role in establishing THINK as a brand that is known and respected around the world. His strengthened role in the company guarantees that THINKFilm will retain its unique identity even as we take the company in new directions." Since being acquired by Bergstein's CapCo in the fall of 206, the company has expanded stateside, while selling off its Canadian assets last month. Urman previously served as Co-President of Lions Gate Film Releasing and has also worked for Dennis Davidson Associates, Columbia Pictures, Triumph Films, and United Artists. The company's next release, "Then She Found Me" opens in theaters tomorrow, April 25th. [Eugene Hernandez]
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Mark Urman has been promoted to President of ThinkFilm, replacing Jeff Sackman who recently left the company. A co-founder of the company, Urman was head of theatrical distribution when it launched in September of 2001. Urman will remain based in New York City, which will now serve as the company's headquarters. Making the announcement, ThinkFilm chairman David Bergstein said, in a statement, "Mark has played a crucial role in establishing THINK as a brand that is known and respected around the world. His strengthened role in the company guarantees that THINKFilm will retain its unique identity even as we take the company in new directions." Since being acquired by Bergstein's CapCo in the fall of 206, the company has expanded stateside, while selling off its Canadian assets last month. Urman previously served as Co-President of Lions Gate Film Releasing and has also worked for Dennis Davidson Associates, Columbia Pictures, Triumph Films, and United Artists. The company's next release, "Then She Found Me" opens in theaters tomorrow, April 25th. [Eugene Hernandez]