Broad Green Pictures Hires Lionsgate’s Marc Danon as President of Acquisitions and Co-Productions

Former Lionsgate SVP will head the studio’s acquisitions team

Marc Danon is leaving Lionsgate Entertainment to become president of acquisitions and co-productions at the upstart indie distributor Broad Green Pictures, the company announced Thursday.

Danon will lead Broad Green Pictures’ acquisitions team, focusing on the procurement of films for wide commercial release and prestige platform pre-buy opportunities. He will also organize the studio’s festival acquisition strategy.

“Marc has an incredible history of acquiring standout films and building successful partnerships,” said Gabriel Hammond, CEO of Broad Green Pictures, and Daniel Hammond, the studio’s Chief Creative Officer in a statement. “More importantly, he’s an incredible person and we look forward to him bringing incredible stories to Broad Green.”

“Getting to know Gabriel and Daniel and seeing their vision for Broad Green has been such an exhilarating experience,” said Danon. “I’m thrilled to join a team where enthusiasm and passion for film is matched by such strong business building experience and where risk taking and innovation is encouraged.”

Danon previously served as Senior Vice President, Acquisitions and Business Development at Lionsgate Entertainment. He has also held positions at Netflix, Catch 23 Entertainment, and Artisan Entertainment.

Broad Green’s upcoming release slate includes “99 Homes” with Andrew Garfield, “A Walk in the Woods” with Robert Redford, “Infiltrator” with Bryan Cranston and “I Smile Back” with Sarah Silverman.