Kino Lorber hires Clemence Taillandier as Director of Theatrical Sale
Kino Lorber hires Clemence Taillandier as Director of Theatrical Sales
Clemence Taillandier with director Hirokazu Koreeda at TIFF 2017
New York, NY – March 11, 2020 – Kino Lorber announced today that Clemence Taillandier has joined the arthose company as Director of Theatrical Sales. She will report to the company’s Senior VP Theatrical, Non-theatrical Distribution & Acquisitions Wendy Lidell.
Taillandier comes to Kino Lorber with nearly two decades of art house film distribution and audience development expertise combined with an international background in booking and promoting films. She has worked in theatrical sales and bookings for boutique distributors such as Zeitgeist Films, Film Movement, Music Box Films, Good Deed Entertainment and others.
Since March 2020, she has also worked as a virtual cinema consultant and theatrical booker, developing and managing virtual cinema releases during the closure of theaters due to the pandemic for many boutique distributors.
Lidell commented, “I couldn’t be more pleased to welcome Clemence Taillandier to our theatrical team. Her depth of experience and strong exhibitor relationships will raise our game to a whole new level.”
Taillandier commented, “It’s always been my passion to provide audiences with thought-provoking and alternative voices in films and I’m eager to bring my passion, energy and experience to Kino Lorber, a distributor I’ve admired for many years, whose films are creative, diverse and progressive. "
Kino Lorber recently opened Gotham Award-winning Fernanda Valadez’ Identifying Features, Shatara Michelle Ford’s debut feature Test Pattern, re-release of the 4K restoration of Francine Parker’s F.T.A. with Jane Fonda, and will open Chris McKim’s Wojnarowicz: F*ck You F*ggot F*cker on March 15.
With a library of over 4,000 titles, Kino Lorber Inc. has been a leader in independent art house distribution for 35 years, releasing 30 films per year theatrically under its Kino Lorber, Kino Repertory and Alive Mind Cinema banners, garnering seven Academy Award® nominations in nine years. In addition, the company brings over 350 titles yearly to the home entertainment and educational markets through physical and digital media releases. With an expanding family of distributed labels, Kino Lorber handles releases in ancillary media for Zeitgeist Films, Cohen Media Group, Greenwich Entertainment, Artsploitation, Palisades Tartan, Menemsha Films, Raro Video, and others, placing physical titles through all wholesale, retail, and direct to consumer channels, as well as direct digital distribution through over 40 OTT services including all major TVOD and SVOD platforms. In 2019, the company launched its new art house digital channel Kino Now which features over 1000 titles from the acclaimed Kino Lorber library. In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Kino Marquee initiative was launched in 2020 pioneering "virtual theatrical" releases of art house films with revenue shares that allows audiences to support almost 400 local independent theaters.