IFC Films, Sundance Selects Promotes Lisa Schwartz to Co-President

She previously served as executive vice president of distribution, operations and business development

IFC Films and Sundance Selects has promoted veteran company executive Lisa Schwartz to co-president, president Jonathan Sehring announced Wednesday.

Schwartz most recently served as executive vice president of distribution, operations and business development for both Sundance Selects and IFC Films. Moreover, in this role, she was responsible for creating, identifying and securing revenue as the senior distribution strategist.

She also oversaw all domestic and foreign distribution for IFC and Sundance across all platforms, which included theatrical, VOD, pay TV, digital and home video.

Schwartz was also part of the team that launched IFC Midnight, the sister label to Sundance Selects and IFC Films, Sundance Selects, and Sundance Now.

“Lisa’s vast experience and deep industry relationships have made her an extraordinary leader here over the past decade,” said Sehring. “The time has come to fully acknowledge that and make her my full partner in running this company moving forward. In an ever-changing landscape, with countless new revenue streams and a myriad of new emerging platforms, Lisa’s expertise and knowledge allows us to always be one step ahead in positioning us as a continued leader in the independent film space.”

Upcoming releases include “City of Gold” and “Born to be Blue” starring Ethan Hawke. Previous releases include the Oscar-nominated “45 Years” starring Charlotte Rampling and Tom Courtenay, as well as “Boyhood” starring Patricia Arquette and Ethan Hawke.

Sundance Selects, IFC Films and IFC Midnight are all owned and operated by AMC Networks, Inc.