Kino Lorber has hired Rebecca Winter to be its vice president of partnerships and platform management. In her new role, Winter will oversee strategic distribution partnerships and new business development across all Kino Lorber brands and streaming services, including MHz Choice and Topic. She will develop and expand partnerships and manage existing relationships. In addition, she will help drive revenue growth by distributing films and series from the Kino Lorber catalog across all means of distribution, including streaming and on-demand platforms.
She will report to Kino Lorber Chief Revenue Officer Lisa Schwartz. Winter joins Kino Lorber following an eight-year tenure at AMC Networks, where she most recently served as director, partner management and digital distribution. In that role, she worked across AMC Networks’ brands and streaming services including AMC+, Acorn TV, ALLBLK, Shudder, Sundance Now, and IFC Films Unlimited, as well as managed platform partnerships with Amazon Prime Video, Apple TV, and Samsung to distribute the company’s content across all means of distribution.
“As we continue to grow and expand our Kino Film business and distribution initiatives, I’m delighted to have Rebecca join the team. Her deep knowledge and understanding of the business and longstanding relationships will make her an essential part of the team,” said Schwartz.
“Kino Lorber has built a reputation for quality over decades, and with their incredible films and streaming services, there is enormous opportunity for growth,” said Winter. “I’m thrilled to join the team and represent the company with partners across the industry.”
Kino Lorber’s current releases include Charlotte Regan’s Sundance Grand Jury Prize winner “Scrapper,” starring Harris Dickinson and newcomer Lola Campbell, and Aristotle Torres’ “Story Ave,” winner of the SXSW Special Jury Prize for Best Cinematography and starring Luis Guzman and Asante Blackk. Up next, Kino Lorber will release Academy Award-nominee Kaouther Ben Hania’s “Four Daughters,” Tunisia’s official submission for Best International Feature at the Academy Awards, and “Trailer of a Film That Will Never Exist: Phony Wars,” the final work by Jean-Luc Godard.