EXCLUSIVE: Nick Isaak, who helped run Amazon Prime Video’s Movie Pageant Stars program earlier than stints at MGM Studios and Microsoft’s Xbox, is becoming a member of indie distributor Gravitas Ventures as head of gross sales. He’ll report back to Gravitas president Michael Murphy.
“We’re thrilled that Nick has joined our group and know that his entrepreneurial spirit and analytical thoughts will assist us lean into gross sales particularly in SVOD, AVOD and tv,” Murphy mentioned Tuesday.
At Amazon, Isaak helped develop Prime Video Direct’s content material partnerships together with the Movie Pageant Stars program, which struck offers to offer a web-based platform to indie movies looking for wider distribution; it ended up securing a whole bunch of movies within the initiative. He later labored in worldwide digital gross sales at MGM Studios and managed worldwide TVOD for Microsoft’s Xbox service.
Mentioned Isaak: “In earlier roles I’ve been capable of work with the group at Gravitas and their huge catalog of unbiased movies and documentaries. I’m excited concerning the alternative to optimize present relationships in addition to forge new ones on behalf of Gravitas and its movies and filmmakers.”
Gravitas, which makes a speciality of day-and-date releases, is coming off the bow this previous weekend of Our Pal, the drama that stars Casey Affleck, Dakota Johnson and Jason Segel. Its different current titles embody The Secret: Dare to Dream, directed by Andy Tennant and starring Katie Holmes; Finish of Sentence, starring Logan Lerman and John Hawkes; and Colin Hanks’ All Issues Should Go.