Millennium Films appoints Mark Gill as president

MUMBAI: Former president of Miramax Films and Warner Independent, Mark Gill has been appointed president of Millennium Films. Gill has 25 years of film business experience and a production track record of more than $1 billion at the box office.

Beginning July, Gill will work closely with Nu Image/Millennium Films heads Avi Lerner and Trevor Short and development head Boaz Davidson with focus on development, packaging, production and marketing.
“It’s a new Millennium,” Lerner has reportedly said. “Mark and I have known each other for 10 years, and have worked together very well in the past. He is highly respected in the creative community, has a strong business sense, and is a very hard worker who likes to move as quickly as we do. I am confident that we will be an extremely effective team,” he added.

Millennium Films has also announced its plans to produce and finance five to eight star-driven, wide-release films per year with budgets between $20 and $80 million.
Gill was most recently the CEO and co-founder of The Film Department, an independent movie production and finance company that is known for the film Law-Abiding Citizen, a $40 million thriller starring Gerard Butler and Jamie Foxx.
Before that, Gill served as the founding president of Warner Independent Pictures. In his tenure, the company produced 15 films and earned 11 Oscar nominations, notable among them being March of the Penguins, Good Night and Good Luck.

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