TITLE

Focus lifts Eschenasy to exec VP

AUTHOR(S)
Mohr, Ian
PUB. DATE
June 2006
SOURCE
Daily Variety;6/13/2006, Vol. 291 Issue 51, p3
SOURCE TYPE
Trade Publication
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The article reports that Focus Features is promoting Avy Eschenasy to executive vice president, strategic planning, business affairs and acquisitions. The decision comes after the company made some major executive changes in Cannes, France, including James Schamus as CEO and Andrew Karpen as president. Eschenasy's promotion formalizes his contribution to the company's acquisitions efforts and acknowledges his active participation in the company's growing long-term plans.
ACCESSION #
21168284

 

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