Sundance 2013: Acquisitions Executive Lejo Pet Joins Exclusive Releasing

Pamela McClintock
The Hollywood Reporter
Sundance 2013: Acquisitions Executive Lejo Pet Joins Exclusive Releasing

On the eve of the Sundance Film Festival, Lejo Pet has joined newly launched distribution company Exclusive Reaching as vice president of acquisitions.

The hire was announced by Matt Brodlie, who serves as head of acquisitions for Exclusive Releasing, a division of Exclusive Media. The duo will be in Park City, Utah, for the duration of Sundance, looking for available titles across all platforms.

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Pet, who will report directly to Brodlie, arrives from Sony Pictures Worldwide Acquisitions, where he was a director. He was involved in buying titles including Robot & Frank. Prior to SPWA, he was at Screen Gems.

“I have been a huge fan of Lejo and have seen his career blossom over the years to become one of the top acquisition executives in the industry,” Brodlie said.
Exclusive Media co-chairmen Nigel Sinclair and Guy East launched Exclusive Releasing in 2012 with plans to theatrically distribute between three and four wide and platform releases per year, including select Exclusive Media-produced films as well as third-party titles.

At Paramount, Brodlie ran the worldwide acquisitions group, overseeing domestic and international acquisitions and local language productions.