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
has been named president and will lead this division dually reporting to Relativity's Chief Executive Officer & Founder,
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
in box office receipts internationally with such titles as
Season of the Witch
The Forbidden Kingdom
The Bank Job, Act of Valor
Relativity's network of existing foreign output partners includes: Alliance Films (
), Momentum Pictures (UK), TriPictures (
), Nordisk Film (Scandinavia and
), A-Film Distribution (Benelux), Entertainment in Motion (Global Airlines),
), Senator Entertainment (
), Studio Solutions Group (
), Roadshow Films (
), Village Roadshow Film Distributors (
), Golden Village (
), Imagem (
) and Netflix (Latin America Pay TV) , Sahamongkol Film International (
), MGN Films (CIS/
), Gulf Films (
), Aqua/Pinema Group (
Looking ahead, Relativity Foreign will oversee the international releases of, among other titles,
21 and Over
, the currently titled
(with EuropaCorp) and the
Untitled Kevin Costner Thriller
Galano most recently was the Founder and CEO of the
-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
franchises, as well as
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
This announcement furthers Relativity's international presence. Yesterday, the company announced the promotion of
, 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
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
. Upcoming films for Relativity include
Movie 43, Safe Haven, 21 and Over,
. 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
3:10 to Yuma.
62 of Relativity's films have each generated more than
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
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
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