Changes at First Look11 Apr, 2007 By: John Latchem
First Look Holdings (formerly Nu Image FLS Investments) has named Avi Lerner and Henry Winterstern as co-chairmen of the company after it acquired a controlling interest in First Look Studios. First Look Holdings is jointly owned by the Nu Image Group and Winterstern. Other directors of First Look Holdings are Danny Dimbort and Trevor Short.
Lerner and Winterstern will focus on film acquisitions and theatrical releases. Additionally, Winterstern will be responsible for financing, mergers and acquisitions. International sales of the First Look library and new product will be handled by Nu Image under Dimbort's direct supervision. Short, who is primarily responsible for legal, financing and administrative operations at Nu Image, will have similar responsibilities at First Look.
Upcoming First Look films include King of California, starring Michael Douglas and Evan Rachel Wood, and The Contract, with Morgan Freeman and John Cusack.