Former Lionsgate Exec Auri Maruri Joins Pantelion Films

Courtesy of Lionsgate

The new director of production and development will develop comedies and family films for the joint venture between Lionsgate and Grupo Televisia.

TORONTO – Former Lionsgate exec Auri Maruri has joined Pantelion Films as director of production and development.

Maruri, who worked in the office of Rob Friedman at the Lionsgate Motion Picture Group, will work with Pantelion CEO Paul Presburger and president of production Ben Odell to develop comedies and family films.

Pantelion is a joint venture between Lionsgate and Latin media giant Grupo Televisia.

Maruri's new duties at Pantelion include developing co-production projects with Lionsgate.

Recent credits at Pantelion include Instructions Not Included, the highest-grossing Spanish-language film released in the U.S. market.