Expanding its global presence in time for this year’s Berlinale, Hyde Park International has hired London-based Carl Clifton as the president of Hyde Park’s international division.
Clifton, a 26-year film industry vet who previously worked at Polygram and Universal, was recently a partner and head of sales at K5 Media Group. He’s worked on such box office hits as Four Wedding and a Funeral, Notting Hill, The Green Mile, numerous Coen Brothers titles, as well as Oscar winners like Dead Man Walking and The Cove. Recent credits include Jim Jarmusch’s Cannes Film Festival entry Paterson, and the multi-award-winning Danish Oscar contender Land of Mine.
Said Clifton “I’m thrilled to be joining Ashok and his team at Hyde Park. It’s a truly dynamic company with extraordinary relationships, a strong financial base and a genuinely global perspective. I look forward to working with great filmmakers to build the kind of slate that our distribution partners everywhere are looking for.”
CEO Ashok Amritraj said “Carl is a great addition to the Hyde Park Group and perfectly complements our international growth as a fully integrated global content company.
Up next for Hyde Park is Frank Khalfoun’s thriller Prey, which is part of the company’s long-term feature film partnership with Image Nation Abu Dhabi and a co-production with Jason Blum’s Blumhouse Productions.