NEON Promotes Andrew Brown to President of Digital Distribution

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NEON announced today that Andrew Brown has been promoted to President of Digital Distribution for the company.  Under his leadership, the Academy Award®-winning studio launched its home entertainment division and formed DECAL in 2021, a home entertainment distribution company. 

Brown, who manages NEON's award-winning library, also oversees the very popular annual NEON FYC DVD box set and the direct-to-consumer digital portal NEON Cinema.   Brown has served as SVP of Digital Strategy, Marketing and Distribution for NEON since 2017 and will also continue to serve as Co-President of DECAL. 

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NEON's upcoming slate includes the November 23 release of Laura Poitras' documentary All the Beauty and the Bloodshed, winner of the Venice Film Festival's Golden Lion, and Kore-eda's Broker, starring Cannes Best Actor winner Song Kang Ho (Parasite), premiering December 26.  Recent prominent releases include: 2022's highest grossing documentary, Moonage Daydream, Brett Morgan's genre-defying film chronicling the career of David Bowie; Sara Dosa's acclaimed documentary Fire of Love, and Ruben Östlund's Triangle of Sadness, NEON's third consecutive Palme d'Or winner.

"Andrew's knowledge of the players, the platforms and the history of cinema all converge to make him a one-of-a-kind executive," said NEON CEO and Founder, Tom Quinn.  "He's been here from the beginning and we look forward to continuing to grow NEON together." 

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During his 20+ years in the film and TV industry, Brown has been at the forefront of the digital video business, starting with Rainbow Media (now Altice) and INDEMAND.  Starting in 2006, he took over the expansion and development of Time Warner Cable's Video On Demand service, making it into one of the nation's largest streaming video platforms.  After Time Warner Cable's acquisition by Charter in 2016, he joined NEON as the SVP of Digital Distribution & Strategy.  In 2021, alongside his role at NEON, he became Co-President of DECAL, a new film label and full-service home entertainment distributor for various studios, including NEON, Bleecker Street and XYZ.

About NEON:

In just five years, NEON has garnered 19 Academy Award® nominations, 5 wins, including Best Picture, and has grossed over $200M at the box office. The company continues to push boundaries and take creative risks on bold cinema such as Bong Joon Ho's Parasite, which made history winning four Academy Awards, becoming the first non-English-language film to claim Best Picture, unanimously winning the Palme d'Or at Cannes, and grossing over $54M at the domestic box office. 

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The NEON slate includes the Laura Poitras' documentary All the Beauty and the Bloodshed, which won the Golden Lion at the Venice Film Festival; 2022's highest grossing documentary, Moonage Daydream,Brett Morgan's genre-defying film chronicling the career of David Bowie; Kore-eda's Broker, starring Cannes Best Actor winner Song Kang Ho (Parasite); Sara Dosa's acclaimed documentary Fire of Love; and Ruben Östlund's Triangle of Sadness, NEON's third consecutive Palme d'Or winner.

NEON has amassed a library of over 80 films with noteworthy releases including: Flee which made history becoming the first film to score an impressive trifecta of Oscar nominations; The Worst Person in The World which was nominated for Original Screenplay and International Feature Film;  Spencer which earned Kristen Stewart an Academy Award nomination for Best Actress; the record-breaking Honeyland, which is the first non-fiction feature to land Academy Award nominations for Best Documentary and Best International Feature Film in the same year; Julia Ducournau's Palme d'Or winner, Titane; and Craig Gillespie's I, Tonya, which garnered multiple Academy Award nominations, one win for Allison Janney and amassed over $30M in domestic box office.

The studio has several projects in various stages of development and production including: Cuckoo, the feature film debut of Hunter Schafer; The Painter and the Thief narrative remake; Brandon Cronenberg's Infinity Pool starring Alexander Skarsgård; Asif Kapadia's 2073; Joshua Oppenheimer's The End, a golden-age musical starring Academy Award Winner Tilda Swinton;  Seeking Mavis Beacon from director Jazmin Jones; Cassandra at the Wedding based on the Dorothy Baker novel; and Kitty Green's The Royal Hotel, starring Julia Garner.

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Other noteworthy NEON releases include: David Cronenberg's Crimes of The Future; Palm Springs starring Andy Samberg; Portrait of a Lady on Fire and Petite Maman from French writer-director Celine Sciamma; Todd Douglas Miller's Apollo 11, 2019's highest grossing documentary in the world; and Tim Wardle's Three Identical Strangers, winner of the Sundance Special Jury Award for Storytelling, which surpassed $13M at the box office.

Following a successful collaboration on I, Tonya in January 2018, 30WEST partnered with NEON's Tom Quinn (Founder & CEO) and Tim League (Co-Founder) to become majority investors in the company.

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