CHAPTER 28Independent Distribution




by TOM QUINN, who launched his own distribution company after serving as co-president of RADiUS, the boutique label he created for Harvey and Bob Weinstein based in New York. Previously he was senior vice-president and head of acquisitions at Magnolia Pictures, where he created Magnet Releasing, the Six Shooter series and the annual Oscar Shorts program. Mr. Quinn also helped launch Drafthouse Films by partnering on their first release, Four Lions. Earlier, he worked at The Samuel Goldwyn Company, becoming vice president of acquisitions, where he acquired Raising Victor Vargas and Supersize Me, among others. Mr. Quinn is credited with originating a new distribution paradigm for such groundbreaking films ...

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