Distributor Piece of Magic Expands Into U.K. With Hire of Altitude Executive

Charlie Kemball
Piece of Magic

Charlie Kemball

London-based Charlie Kemball previously worked on Asif Kapadia's 'Diego Maradona,' Sarah Gavron's 'Rocks' and Kevin Macdonald's 'Whitney.'

Documentary-focused distributor Piece of Magic Entertainment has expanded its international operations, establishing a presence in London by hiring Charlie Kemball as head of acquisitions and business development.

In the new role, Kemball — who joins from Altitude Films Sales — will look to develop opportunities with international partners as part of Piece of Magic's continued growth in worldwide theatrical distribution, and will report to CEO Caspar Nadaud.

At Altitude, Kemball served as international sales director, working on titles such as Asif Kapadia's Diego Maradona, Sarah Gavron's Rocks and Kevin Macdonald's Whitney. Prior to this, he worked at Focus Features International.

"Charlie brings his significant expertise and international relationships into the Piece of Magic team as we continue to invest in our mission to bring quality content to the big screen, globally," said Nadaud. "A presence in London as one of our industry’s capitals is essential as we continue to grow within the worldwide theatrical space."

Piece of Magic recently announced its European theatrical release plans for Alex Winter’s Zappa and, since establishing in 2017, has released documentaries such as Apollo 11, Marianne & Leonard: Words of Love, Miles Davis: Birth of the Cool and most recently David Attenborough: A Life On Our Planet in cinemas across multiple territories.

Piece of Magic has "established an exciting business model in the theatrical landscape that is resilient and can respond to new market realities," said Kemball. "I look forward to building on the company’s position around the world and continue its strong growth."