Lange receives exec vp stripes at Picturehouse


John Lange has been promoted to executive vp and co-general sales manager at Picturehouse. The move is the latest in a series of appointments and promotions at the New Line Cinema and HBO specialty division.

Lange will retain his co-general sales manager title alongside Bill Thompson. He will oversee all sales policies, including terms and settlements, and report to senior executive vp marketing and distribution Arthur Marblestone.

The executive joined Picturehouse when it formed in spring 2005 as senior vp and co-general sales manager. He was president of Lange & Associates division Lange Film Releasing.

Picturehouse president Bob Berney frequently worked with Lange's Illinois-based sales/distribution company during his previous positions at Newmarket Films and IFC Films. They collaborated on such films as "Memento," "Y Tu Mama Tambien," "Whale Rider," "Monster," "My Big Fat Greek Wedding" and "The Passion of the Christ."

Picturehouse recently hired Marblestone and senior executive vp operations Vicki Cherkas and promoted Molly Albright to senior vp creative advertising.