New post for Picturehouse's Crain


TORONTO - Picturehouse has promoted Lindsay Crain from director of acquisitions to vp acquisitions just in time for the Toronto International Film Festival.

Crain will continue reporting to senior vp of acquisitions Sara Rose in the company's Los Angeles offices. The pair will work with president Bob Berney to navigate the exciting and treacherous indie film landscape.

The exec was involved in acquisitions of some of Picturehouse's biggest hits, including Guillermo del Toro's "Pan's Labyrinth" and Robert Altman's "A Prairie Home Companion." She was also part of the most sought-after purchase at last year's Toronto fest, Leon Ichaso's "El Cantante." Her upcoming projects with the company include work on the production of the psychological horror film "Amusement."

Crain joined Picturehouse as director of acquisitions last year. Prior to that, she was director of acquisitions at United Artists, working on such films as "Capote," "Hotel Rwanda" and "Bowling for Columbine. She was previously acquisitions coordinator at Fine Line Features and launched her career as an assistant to Nancy Meyers and Charles Shyer at the Meyers/Shyer Company.