KOCH TAPS LAWRENCE SAPADIN AS VICE PRESIDENT
OF BUSINESS AFFAIRS
(Port Washington, NY) March 23, 2006– KOCH Entertainment Distribution announced today that it has appointed Lawrence Sapadin as Vice President of Business Affairs. In this new position, Sapadin will primarily be responsible for overseeing all legal matters and negotiations involving acquisitions for KOCH’s distribution company, its home video company KOCH VISION and its theatrical/DVD label KOCH LORBER FILMS. Mr. Sapadin joined the company on March 22, 2006 and reports directly to KOCH Entertainment Distribution President, Michael Rosenberg.
A business affairs executive of over ten years, Mr. Sapadin has had successful stints at such acclaimed entertainment companies as Unapix Entertainment, and most recently, Wellspring Media, Inc. where he served as the company’s VP of Business Affairs since 1999. Mr. Sapadin has an extensive professional entertainment background which has included serving as Executive Director of the Association of Independent Video and Filmmakers (AIVF), and as one of the founders of the Independent Television Service (ITVS), which has been a major provider of funding for independent features and documentaries.
“As a distributor and manufacturer with diverse legal needs and issues, it is vital to have a top attorney in-house to handle complex issues that arise,” stated Michael Rosenberg, President of KOCH Entertainment Distribution. “We’re very pleased to welcome Larry to the KOCH team. His combined experience in both entertainment law and film makes his counsel an invaluable asset to KOCH.”
KOCH Entertainment is the leading and fastest-growing independent music and video company in the U.S. and its operations encompass record and video labels and distribution companies in the U.S. and Canada. KOCH Entertainment is the market leader among independents in both the U.S. and Canada. KOCH is a leading force in home video entertainment and is one of the top independent suppliers of DVD products. Its own video labels KOCH VISION and KOCH LORBER FILMS are complimented by a roster of leading independent home entertainment companies that includes Troma Entertainment, Crash Media Group, AnimEigo, Tommy Boy Films and many more.
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