GenArts Names Amir J. Malin to Board Of Directors
Mr. Malin also served as President of October Films, a specialized distributor of independent film product. Mr. Malin joined October Films concurrent with an investment led by Allen & Company in 1992. He was involved in product acquisition (including the Oscar® nominated films SECRETS & LIES, BREAKING THE WAVES, and THE LAST SEDUCTION), all facets of distribution, and strategic initiatives. In 1997, he helped guide October to a successful sale of 51% of its equity to the Universal Motion Picture Group.
In 1982 Mr. Malin founded Cinecom Films which is known for the Oscar-winning films A ROOM WITH A VIEW and THE LIFE AND TIMES OF HARVEY MILK, Jonathan Demme's STOP MAKING SENSE, and indie stalwart John Sayles' THE BROTHER FROM ANOTHER PLANET.
Malin is an adjunct professor at NYU’s Stern School of Business where he teaches a course on the business of film.
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