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Relativity Media Launches Relativity Foreign, Expanding The Company's International Scope And Reach

BEVERLY HILLS, Calif., Dec. 19, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Relativity Media is proud to announce today the formation of a new division, Relativity Foreign, in a move that furthers its goal to broaden the company's scope in international sales and distribution. Film industry veteran Camela Galano has been named president and will lead this division dually reporting to Relativity's Chief Executive Officer & Founder, Ryan Kavanaugh and President Tucker Tooley.

Under Galano's leadership, Relativity Foreign will handle foreign sales and international distribution management on behalf of Relativity's titles as well as third party releases.

"The launch of Relativity Foreign takes our model and approach to the international marketplace," Kavanaugh said. "We are excited to grow our global presence and Camela is the perfect person to help lead our new foreign sales and distribution efforts as we continue to build our studio."

Tooley said, "Relativity Foreign is a natural next step for our company and Camela's experience in international sales, distribution and acquisitions will be invaluable as we launch this new division. We are eager to build upon the international success of our films with Relativity Foreign."

"Relativity is an innovative leader in producing and distributing movies," Galano said, "and I am thrilled to be joining as the president of their new foreign division. I look forward to working with Ryan, Tucker and the entire team as we bring Relativity's and our partners' films to audiences across the world."

Since Relativity established its vast international network of foreign output partners, the studio has taken in approximately $893 million in box office receipts internationally with such titles as Immortals, Season of the Witch, Mirror Mirror, Sanctum, The Forbidden Kingdom, The Fighter, Dear John, The Bank Job, Act of Valor and Limitless.

Relativity's network of existing foreign output partners includes: Alliance Films ( Canada), Momentum Pictures (UK), TriPictures ( Spain), Nordisk Film (Scandinavia and Iceland), A-Film Distribution (Benelux), Entertainment in Motion (Global Airlines), Sky Land ( China), Senator Entertainment ( Germany), Studio Solutions Group ( Taiwan), Roadshow Films ( Australia), Village Roadshow Film Distributors ( Greece), Golden Village ( Singapore), Nu Metro ( South Africa), Imagem ( Latin America) and Netflix (Latin America Pay TV) , Sahamongkol Film International ( Thailand), MGN Films (CIS/ Eastern Europe), Gulf Films ( Middle East), Aqua/Pinema Group ( Turkey).

Looking ahead, Relativity Foreign will oversee the international releases of, among other titles, Movie 43, Safe Haven, 21 and Over, the currently titled Malavita (with EuropaCorp) and the Untitled Kevin Costner Thriller (with EuropaCorp) .

Galano most recently was the Founder and CEO of the Los Angeles-based global sales and distribution company Speranza13 Media and before that, served as the President of International Film Acquisitions for Warner Bros.  Prior to her time at Warner Bros., Galano was the President of International Sales, Marketing & Distribution at New Line Cinema where she worked on the Lord of the Rings trilogy and played key roles in such worldwide box office hits as Austin Powers, Blade, Rush Hour, Final Destination franchises, as well as Seven and Wedding Crashers. Galano also oversaw international distribution for Picturehouse (a joint venture between New Line Cinema and HBO Films) and Material Entertainment (a joint venture between New Line Cinema and Entertainment films) based in London.  

This announcement furthers Relativity's international presence. Yesterday, the company announced the promotion of Andrew Marcus, formerly Relativity Media's President of Corporate Strategy & Development, to the newly-created position of COO of RelativityREAL, where he will work on expanding their international sales and distribution presence in television.

ABOUT RELATIVITY MEDIA Relativity Media is a next-generation studio engaged in multiple aspects of entertainment, including full-scale film and television production and distribution, the co-financing of major studio film slates, music publishing, sports management and digital media.  Additionally, the company makes strategic partnerships with, and investments in, media and entertainment-related companies and assets.

To date, Relativity has produced, distributed, and/or structured financing for more than 200 motion pictures.  Released films have accumulated more than $17 billion in worldwide box office receipts.  Relativity's recent films include: House at the End of the Street, The Bourne Legacy , The Raven, Mirror Mirror, Act of Valor, Haywire, Immortals, Tower Heist, Bridesmaids, Limitless, Hop, Cowboys & Aliens, Battle: Los Angeles, Little Fockers, The Fighter, The Social Network, Salt, Despicable Me, Grown Ups, Dear John, It's Complicated, Couples Retreat and Zombieland. Upcoming films for Relativity include : Movie 43, Safe Haven, 21 and Over, Paranoia and Malavita. Thirty-nine of the company's films have opened to No. 1 at the box office.  Relativity films have earned 60 Oscar® nominations, including nods for The Fighter, The Social Network, The Wolfman, A Serious Man, Frost/Nixon, Atonement, American Gangster and 3:10 to Yuma. 62 of Relativity's films have each generated more than $100 million in worldwide box-office receipts.

RelativityREAL, Relativity's television arm, has more than 70 projects in active production, including 17 original series that are currently airing or will air in the upcoming television season including Police Women for TLC, Coming Home for Lifetime and The Great Food Truck Race for Food Network. Relativity also owns and operates RogueLife, Relativity's digital content studio is developing original content for the web and creating sustainable online platforms and communities. Relativity Music Group, a music division of Relativity, provides music supervision, music publishing catalogues and soundtrack services for films produced and/or distributed by Relativity Media and other major Hollywood studios. Relativity Sports is a fast-growing sports agency dedicated to providing high profile athletes a full range of professional development services including contract negotiation, marketing, media relations, fan management, brand building with entrepreneurial ventures, community involvement and personal services. Clients include NBA, NFL and MLB athletes. For additional information, please visit www.relativitymedia.com.

 

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