Independent film veteran Bob Berney has landed a new position at Graham King's GK Films.
Berney made headlines when he abruptly quit the company he founded, Apparition Films, just before the start of the Cannes Film Festival.
GK Films last week hired Peter Schlessel as its president. Schlessel had been head of worldwide affairs at Sony Pictures, where GK has a three-year distribution deal.
GK Films launched in 2007. It just wrapped production on "The Tourist," starring Angelina Jolie and Johnny Depp.
Berney's indie film experience includes stints at IFC Films, which he launched, and Newmarket Films. Before launching Apparition, he was head of Picturehouse, a now-defunct partnership between HBO and New Line Cinema created to release specialty films.
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