Paul Serwitz, vice president of film for Regal Entertainment, was named the new president and chief operating officer of Landmark Theaters on Wednesday.
Serwitz’s arrival comes a week after the departure of longtime Landmark CEO Ted Mundorff and ten months after the theater chain was purchased by Cohen Media Group from Mark Cuban’s 2929 Entertainment. Landmark, which operates 56 theaters in 27 markets with a screen total of 252, has become a key player in the arthouse film industry as its West Los Angeles location often serves as one of the initial release locations for foreign, independent, and awards-contending films that make an L.A./New York platform release.
Serwitz, who got his start in the theatrical exhibition industry at the Cineplex Odeon in Washington D.C., is ending a 25-year career at Regal, the last 17 of which he served as Film VP. He oversaw the development of Regal’s national art and specialized program, which grew to annual profits of $200 million.
“I have long admired the unique space Landmark occupies in the exhibition and theatrical landscape,” Serwitz said in a statement. “They are a trailblazer in the cinema experience. I am thrilled to have this opportunity to join Landmark and help expand the company’s vision and reach.”
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