Liddell Entertainment is launching LD Distribution, a new indie distribution firm, with industry veteran David Dinerstein as president, the company announced Monday.
David Dinerstein is a co-founder and former president of Paramount Classics, a former senior VP of marketing at Fox Searchlight and head of marketing at Miramax Films, and president of Lakeshore Entertainment. Most recently he was president of D Squared Films.
LD will actively acquire films and provide distribution for Liddell Entertainment’s expanding production slate. It is aiming to produce four to six movies a year with budgets of up to $25 million, the company said in a statement
LD's debut slate includes William Friedkin’s "Killer Joe," starring Matthew McConaughey; the recently wrapped "Disconnect," starring Jason Bateman and Alexander Skarsgard; and the horror film "The Collection," by "Saw IV," "Saw V" and "Saw VI" writers Marcus Dunstan and Patrick Melton.
“With our level of production, combined with our current acquisition and financing activities, full-fledged theatrical distribution becomes the obvious next step,” Chad Reineke, Lidell's head of business affairs,said in the statement.
Mickey Lidell opened production and distribution financier Liddell Entertainment in 2006. Before that, he produced "Go," "Broken Hearts Club," "Telling Lies in America" and the television shows "Everwood" and "Jack and Bobby."
Liddell Entertainment's upcoming releases include "The Grey," starring Liam Neeson; "Silent House," starring Elizabeth Olsen — both distributed by Open Road — and "Albert Nobbs," starring Glenn Close and Janet McTeer, with Roadside Attractions.