MUMBAI: Carmike Cinemas has appointed John A. Lundin as vice president-film, responsible for Carmike’s relationships with motion picture production companies.
The appointment is effective 25 January and Lundin will report to Carmike Cinemas COO Fred Van Noy.
Lundin most recently served as district manager for Sony Pictures Distribution, which he joined in July 2009. Lundin has also held management positions at Cannon Pictures, Litchfield Theatres/United Artists Theatres, Columbia Pictures and United Artists Pictures. He began his career in the industry in 1972 at Buena Vista Distribution following his college education.
Carmike Cinemas president and CEO David Passman said, "John brings an extensive track record of relevant industry experience to Carmike, and we are delighted that he will be joining our team. He has a unique background, having sat on both sides of the negotiating table at various organizations throughout his career. For Carmike and all exhibitors, film selection and determining the best markets for a given motion picture is a critical element of success, while film rental is an important piece of our cost structure. We are confident that John is well suited to represent Carmike as its lead film buyer, overseeing these key areas for us."