Karol Martesko-Fenster and Evan Saxon have joined the executive team of Abramorama as executive vice president and COO, and West Coast head of acquisitions and business development respectively. Company founder Richard Abramowitz made the announcement.
Martesko-Fenster and Saxon will be involved in all aspects of the creation, acquisition, marketing and distribution of Abramorama projects. Formed more than 20 years ago, Abramorama is a preeminent independent theatrical distribution and marketing company with strategic expertise in maximizing the revenue lifecycle of feature-length narrative and documentary films and event-based cinema. Abramorama has successfully distributed and marketed over 200 films with sustained theatrical success in the specialty box office nationwide.
Abramowitz said, “The opportunity to formalize the collaborations with two pros who are also great guys is almost too good to believe. The relationships and reputations Karol and Evan have developed over the years will be invaluable as we move the company forward and in new directions over the next few years.”
Martesko-Fenster will be working out of Abramorama’s Pleasantville, New York offices with Saxon based in Los Angeles, providing an ongoing west coast presence for Abramorama and the content owners, filmmakers, agents and record labels the company works with.
Martesko-Fenster will be primarily responsible for corporate organization and management and global strategic partnerships, and will participate in all acquisition and distribution activities.
Saxon’s focus will be on music content, event cinema, distribution and business development.
In a joint statement, Martesko-Fenster and Saxon said, “We are thrilled to be amplifying our involvement with Abramorama and working alongside Richard and the Abramorama team. We look forward to applying our experience and direct-to-consumer strategies to provide filmmakers, artists, managers, agents, record labels with which the company works and our exhibition and digital partners a proven and trusted team they can count on.”