AMBI Pictures Appoints Julie Sultan to Run New International Sales Division
Continuing their expansionary efforts, AMBI Pictures partners Andrea Iervolino and Monika Bacardi have appointed industry sales and acquisitions veteran Julie Sultan to run the company's recently launched international sales division, AMBI Distribution Corp., as President of Worldwide Sales & Acquisitions.
Sultan will oversee the new company, which represents AMBI's original productions as well as third-party product from A-list filmmakers and seasoned television producers from around the globe. AMBI's burgeoning production arm is on pace to produce eight feature films in 2014 including the action-thriller "Sights of Death" starring Danny Glover, Daryl Hannah, Rutger Hauer, Stephen Baldwin and Michael Madsen, as well as Barry Levinson directed drama "The Humbling," starring Al Pacino, Mandy Patinkin, Kyra Sedgwick, Charles Grodin and Dianne Wiest.
AMBI Distribution is based in Beverly Hills and Sultan will introduce AMBI's slate to buyers at the upcoming Hong Kong FILMART and in Cannes.
Sultan has served in senior positions at Lakeshore Entertainment, where she oversaw sales of "Million Dollar Baby," and the "Underworld" franchise, as well as NBC and Peace Arch Entertainment.
Iervolino commented, "Julie is smart, professional and has great ideas about the direction for AMBI Distribution. Having worked on many wonderful films and upholding a great reputation in the industry, she embodies all the qualities and qualifications we've been looking for in the person we want to head our new division. We warmly welcome her to the AMBI family."
"This is an exciting time for the AMBI brand," said Monika Bacardi. "We have big plans for the company but realize that at this crucial stage you're only as good as your senior executive team paving the way for continued growth. Julie has a tremendous track record and brings a wealth of experience that completes a crucial piece of the AMBI business model. We are tremendously excited to have her join our team and we look forward to working with her to bring high quality commercial feature films to the marketplace."
"As a new sales company, substantial financial backing gives us a tremendous jump-start for what we are trying to accomplish. We have the ability to acquire, co-finance, produce and sell the best material. This is a wonderful opportunity and I am very pleased to join Andrea and Monika and be a part of their dynamic team," said Sultan.