Bill Lee, CEO of Millennium Entertainment, today announced that the company has hired Tristen Tuckfield, formerly manager of acquisitions and development for Samuel Goldwyn Films, as its new director of acquisitions.
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Millennium Entertainment’s CEO Bill Lee announced today that the company has hired Tristen Tuckfield as director of acquisitions. Tuckfield segues to Millennium Entertainment from Samuel Goldwyn Films, where she served as the manager of acquisitions and development. Tuckfield and fellow director of acquisitions Vincent Scordino report to Lee.
Millennium Entertainment recently announced the acquisitions of several titles including RAMPART, LITTLE BIRDS, TRESPASS and BERNIE.
“As we continue to build the company slate, it is crucial to have smart and aggressive executives like Tristen on our team,” Millennium Entertainment’s CEO Bill Lee. “Tristen’s taste, talent and experience make her a perfect complement to our existing staff.”
In her five-year tenure at Samuel Goldwyn Films, Tuckfield was involved in the acquisitions of such titles as COLD SOULS and MAO’S LAST DANCER. She began her career as a producer’s assistant and went on to distribute AFI Conservatory thesis films. Tuckfield earned her bachelor’s from Rutgers University and her master’s from Chapman University.
Led by CEO Bill Lee, Millennium Entertainment is a leading independent supplier that acquires and distributes feature films, television series and specialty programming. Formed in 2010 and bolstered by a seasoned staff which includes marketing and distribution veterans Brooke Ford and Andy Gruenberg, the company marked its first theatrical release with Trust, starring Academy AwardÒ nominees Clive Owen, Catherine Keener and Viola Davis. Directed by David Schwimmer, Trust opened April 1, 2011. Recent theatrical releases include Puncture, starring Chris Evans, which opened September 23, 2011. The company recently acquired two films that premiered at the 2011 Toronto International Film Festival: Oren Moverman’s Rampart, co-written by Moverman and acclaimed crime fiction writer James Ellroy, starring Woody Harrelson, Ben Foster, Robin Wright, Sigourney Weaver, Steve Buscemi, Anne Heche, Cynthia Nixon, Ice Cube, Brie Larson, and Ned Beatty; and Juan Carlos Fresnadillo’s Intruders, which the company will release theatrically April 2012. Fresnadillo directed the haunting film, starring Clive Owen, Carice Van Houten, Daniel Brühl, Pilar López de Ayala, Ella Purnell and Izán Corchero, from a screenplay by Nicolás Casariego and Jaime Marques. Other recent acquisitions include Richard Linklater’s Bernie, co-written by Skip Hollandsworth and Linklater, starring Jack Black, Shirley MacLaine and Matthew McConaughey, which premiered at the 2011 Los Angeles Film Festival. Other upcoming releases include Joel Schumacher’s thriller Trespass, starring Academy Award® winners Nicolas Cage and Nicole Kidman, which premiered at the Toronto International Film Festival and opens October 14, 2011, and Little Birds starring Juno Temple and Kay Panabaker, with Leslie Mann and Kate Bosworth.