Drinking Buddies
Magnolia Pictures "Drinking Buddies"

Magnolia Pictures, the Wagner/Cuban Company's vehicle of theatrical and home entertainment distribution, have announced Peter Van Steemburg's promotion to VP of Acquistions and John Von Thaden's promotion to Director of Acquisitions.

Magnolia's SVP of Acquisitions Dori Begley expressed her pride in and support for her two colleagues, remarking that, "In this occasionally unwieldy corner of the business, Peter and John truly help me sleep at night." Van Steemburg, who previously worked at Miramax Films and Cinetic Media, joined Magnolia in 2008 and has since participated in negotiations for, among other films, The Hunter, Drinking Buddies, Europa Report as well as the soon to be released Alan Partridge and Nymphomaniac.Prior to joining Magnolia in 2011, Von Thaden worked at both IFC Films and New Line Cinema in New York and Los Angeles. With recent releases such as David Gordon Green's Prince Avalanche, Terrence Malick's To The Wonder and Thomas Vinterberg's The Hunt, Magnolia's promotions fortify what Begley has called Van Steemburg and Von Thaden's, "preternatural instinct for Magnolia's unique interests."