New York, NY, April 26, 2005 – IFC Films elevates Mark Boxer to Vice President of Sales and Distribution it was announced today by IFC Entertainment President Jonathan Sehring. Boxer will report directly to Sehring.
“Mark’s distribution acumen has been key to our recent successes with films like Touching The Void and The Ballad of Jack and Rose,” commented Sehring. “We look forward to working with him on our expanding slate of releases.”
Boxer will create and implement release strategies and oversee sales and distribution for all IFC theatrical releases including Aric Avelinos American Gun, Michael Showalters The Baxter and Miranda July’s Me And You And Everyone We Know. Additionally, the executive will oversee home video and the non-theatrical markets for all IFC releases.
Boxer joined the company in 2003 as Director of National Sales and oversaw the theatrical releases for such IFC films as Touching the Void, The Saddest Music in the World, Camp and Metallica. Prior to IFC, the executive was the Eastern and Central District Sales Manager for Artisan Entertainment where he supervised the release campaigns of films such as The Blair Witch Project, Buena Vista Social Club, and Veggie Tales. Prior to that Boxer served in distribution for Sony Pictures and Savoy Pictures.
IFC Films is a leading theatrical film distribution company bringing the best of independent and specialized films to theaters. Releasing approximately 10 films per year, IFC Films builds its slate of titles from an aggressive acquisitions program and selected in-house productions. IFC Films has Rebecca Miller’s The Ballad of Jack and Rose starring Daniel Day Lewis and Dana Brown’s off-road racing film Dust to Glory in current release. Upcoming anticipated titles include the U.S. Soccer team film The Game of Their Lives, Hans Weingartner’s The Edukators, Miranda July’s Sundance prize winner Me And You And Everyone We Know, Susanne Bier’s Brothers starring Connie Nielsen, Aric Avelino’s American Gun starring Donald Sutherland, Forest Whitaker and Marcia Gay Harden and Michael Showalter’s The Baxter.
Notable IFC releases include Touching the Void which recently broke box office records to become among the top ten grossing documentaries of all time, 2003 Oscar?-nominated My Big Fat Greek Wedding, Alfonso Cuaron’s Y Tu Mam? Tambi?n, Richard LaGravenese and the late Ted Demme’s documentary A Decade Under the Influence, Intermission, The Saddest Music in the World, Camp, Kitchen Stories and Casa De Los Babys.
IFC Films co-distributed Michael Moore’s Fahrenheit 9/11, the top grossing documentary of all time.