Neon Promotes Elissa Federoff to Chief Distribution Officer, Ryan Friscia to Chief Financial Officer

Neon, the indie studio behind “Anatomy of a Fall” and “Parasite,” has made a pair of key promotions.

Elissa Federoff has been named chief distribution officer, having previously served as president of distribution, while Ryan Friscia has been upped to chief financial officer, having previously served as the company’s EVP of finance and business development.

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Federoff has been with Neon since its inception in 2017. In her new role, she will continue to oversee the company’s release strategy across all its titles. Recent Neon releases include Michael Mohan’s  “Immaculate,” starring Sydney Sweeney, which has grossed more than $16 million; Wim Wenders’ “Perfect Days,” which earned an Oscar nomination for best international feature; and “Anatomy of a Fall,” which was nominated for best picture at the Academy Awards and won the Oscar for original screenplay.

Friscia joined Neon in 2020, helping to guide the company’s financial and operational strategy, which included closing a credit facility for Neon that will allow the studio to expand its production capabilities and foreign pre-sales.

“Elissa and Ryan have been integral to building Neon into a one-of-a-kind home for some today’s most exciting auteurs as well as growing our 100+ film collection into the best cinema available anywhere in the world. I can’t wait to see what they do next,” Tom Quinn, Neon’s founder and CEO, said in a statement.

Neon recently acquired the North American rights to Julia Ducournau’s “Alpha,” as well as the worldwide rights to Osgood Perkins’ “Keeper,” starring Tatiana Maslany and Rossif Sutherland.

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