Film Dept. taps Kim as exec vp


NEW YORK -- Elizabeth Kim has been named executive vp international at the Film Department, Mark Gill and Neil Sacker's finance, production and international sales outfit.

Kim will report to CEO Gill and COO Sacker in the West Hollywood offices of the new company, which launched in June. Her appointment marks an important step in Film Department's plan to license its six films a year to domestic and international distributors.

The executive arrives from Lionsgate, where she oversaw Latin America, Asia, the Middle East and key European territory feature film sales as senior vp international film sales. She also handled worldwide sales of more than 2,000 titles in the company's library, including Trimark, Modern and Artisan films.

In addition to sales, Kim also held an advisory role on launching, developing, marketing and releasing Lionsgate features internationally, including "Monster's Ball," "Hotel Rwanda" and the "Saw" horror films. Kim joined Lionsgate as vp international sales, arriving from Trimark Pictures after the studio acquired it in 2001.