Koltai-Levine moves to PMK*BNC

Brings with her Zipline Entertainment staff

Publicity firm PMK*BNC has drafted Zipline Entertainment's Marian Koltai-Levine and her eight-person staff to run its new film marketing and distribution department.

"Bringing in Marian allows PMK*BNC to round out its entertainment division with a completely integrated film marketing and communications department, as well as adds distribution capabilities that we’ve never had before," said Cindi Berger, chairman and CEO of PMK*BNC, which was formed in January, when PMK/HBH and BNC merged.

Koltai-Levine, who previously headed marketing at both Picturehouse and Fine Line Features, launched Zipline in April, 2009 in response to the changing indie film business by offering filmmakers both marketing expertise and theatrical distribution services for those who chose to self-distribute their films.

Since then the outfit done work for such features as John Crowley's "Is Anybody There?" and Chris Nelson's "Ass Backwards," the New York publicity for Lisa Cholodenko's "The Kids Are All Right" and taken on the fledgling cable channel Epix.

"Our clients will now have one-stop expertise to tap into the services they need: marketing, distribution, digital, social media, publicity, promotions and product placement - the full gamut of services," Koltai-Levine said of the move to PMK*BNC.
She brings with her the Zipline staff that includes Nina Baron, along with Nathalie Kohen, Lee Meltzer, George Nicholis, Freida Orange and Morgan Ressa.  Former PMK executive Rachel Aberly will head film operations in Los Angeles and report to the New York-based Koltai-Levine.
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