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Relativity Ramping Up Acquisitions, Hires Matt Brodlie

Relativity has hired veteran executive Matt Brodlie as exec VP of acquisitions, touting the move as a sign that the minimajor is ramping up its acquisition slate.

He will report to Relativity president Tucker Tooley.

Brodlie started and ran the U.S. distribution division of Exclusive Media until recently. He also headed acquisitions for the company, including pickups for international sales.

Brodlie ran Paramount's Worldwide Acquisitions Group, overseeing domestic and international acquisitions of both packaged and completed films. He was also responsible for local-language productions and co-productions in the many territories outside the U.S.

Brodlie also was senior VP of production and acquisitions for TriStar Pictures and worked at Miramax Films for just over 10 years, overseeing the acquisitions staff in Los Angeles, Beijing and Sydney.

Relativity's recent acquisitions include Joseph Gordon Levitt's "Don Jon"; the upcoming espionage thriller "The November Man," starring Pierce Brosnan; and Simon Pegg's "Hector and the Search for Happiness."

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