Cannes: Broad Green Names Dylan Wiley President of Specialty Releasing

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Dylan Wiley

Wiley has already helped the new film company acquire a number of titles, including Robert Redford's 'A Walk in the Woods.'

Veteran marketing, distribution and acquisitions executive Dylan Wiley has been named president of specialty releasing at Broad Green Pictures.

Under Wiley's oversight, Broad Green plans to put out between eight and 12 specialty films a year, using both traditional theatrical releases and digital platforms, including day-and-date VOD offerings. He's been working with Broad Green since November.

Broad Green's growing specialty slate includes two titles that Wiley helped acquire for the company at the 2015 Sundance Film Festival: A Walk in the Woods, starring Robert Redford and Nick Nolte, and I Smile Back, starring Sarah Silverman.

Other titles Wiley will manage include Terrence Malick's Knight of Cups and Voyage of Time, as well as a yet-to-be-titled project starring Ryan Gosling, Rooney Mara and Michael Fassbender.

"Dylan brings nearly two decades of leadership and expertise," said Broad Green CEO Gabriel Hammond and chief creative officer Daniel Hammond. "He is execution driven with an incredible creative capacity, and shares our desire to push boundaries and create innovative marketing and distribution strategies to best fit each of our films.”
Added Wiley: “Five minutes into my initial meetings with Gabriel and Daniel, I knew I wanted to help them achieve their ambitious and innovative vision. We have in common a desire to bring quality entertainment to a wide audience through careful planning and deep collaboration."
Most recently, Wiley launched the U.S. releasing arm of Entertainment One. He previously worked in theatrical marketing at New Line Cinema, helping to manage the release of numerous films, including Wedding Crashers, Elf and the Austin Powers franchise. He was also global brand manager for the Lord of the Rings trilogy.