Richard Abramowitz

Richard is at the forefront of innovation in the world of distribution and marketing of feature films. He has been an industry leader in personalized, focused film marketing and distribution that bypasses traditional film studio methodology, providing valuable, customized alternatives to content makers and owners. Richard has been teaching college film classes for 15 years (NYU, Purchase College) and has lectured internationally on topics of film production, distribution and marketing as part of the American Film Showcase — a partnership between University of Southern California’s Cinematic Arts program and the U.S. Department of State’s Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs. Richard is a current or former member of several advisory boards, including SXSW, the Hamptons International Film Festival, and The Creative Coalition. He co-founded The Seventh Art Stand and serves on juries and speaks at film festivals including Sundance, Hot Docs, DOC NYC and the IFP. Richard also serves on the Jacob Burns Film Center Board of Directors and is a member of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences.

Karol Martesko-Fenster

Karol is a media industry innovator with broad motion picture, publishing, broadcast, event and Internet backgrounds. He has produced over a dozen award-winning films and his career spans two decades including leadership in the American independent film industry. He was the President of Film & Media for Michael Cohl’s S2BN Entertainment and Head of Film at Chris Blackwell's Palm Pictures. He has produced over 25 television and satellite broadcast music programs, multiple Webby Award-winning projects including and and he co-founded Filmmaker Magazine, RES Magazine, and several media content enterprises including and

Tom Hassell

With more than 30 years in distribution, Tom has handled films of all types and releases on all scales, including Ghostbusters, the original Girl with the Dragon Tattoo, La Vie en Rose and Pan’s Labyrinth.

Evan Saxon

Evan is one of a select few executives that have successfully navigated both the music and film worlds. While working in the music space he marketed concert tours for iconic artists including Sting, Ramones, B.B. King, Pantera, Lucinda Williams, Los Fabulosos Cadillacs, and more. Due to his trusted relationships in the music business Evan was contacted by a major record label to represent them in discussions with a tech company about bringing music content to cinemas. From there he was entrusted to distribute films from The Beatles, Tom Petty, Rush, Iron Maiden, Bob Marley, and many others. At Abramorama Evan is our Head of West Coast Acquistions and Business Development while overseeing our International Theatrical Distribution and Marketing where he spearheaded our release of films by Pearl Jam, Green Day, Paul McCartney, Jimi Hendrix, John Lydon and Above & Beyond in cinemas around the world.

Stephanie Berlin

Stephanie brings vast experience in film publicity, special events, communications and marketing to ABRAMORAMA, along with skills developed working at one of the country’s top independent cinemas. She has successfully executed campaigns for films of all sizes, from independent to studio, in markets across the country. As the Director of Marketing and Publicity, she leads all efforts for ABRAMORAMA films to develop and implement robust, 360-degree communications plans.

Nancy King

In addition to living most of her adult life in the midst of the movie business, Nancy King brings to Abramorama years and years and years and years of experience in tax/accounting.

Trish Sullivan-Rothberg

Trish began her career in the Indie Film world working with directors such as Hal Hartley, Nick Gomez and Ang Lee. Later she worked in television producing promos and live events for USA Networks. Trish manages outreach and affinity partners at Abramorama.

Jon Friedman

Jon’s film career began in 1999 with Artisan Entertainment where he assisted on titles such as The Blair Witch Project and Requiem for a Dream. Following this, he worked at Newmarket Films (subsequently Picturehouse) where he was involved in releasing titles such as Monster, Passion of the Christ, Downfall and Pan’s Labyrinth. Jon has been working with ABRAMORAMA since 2009.

Nicki Petrone

Nicki’s film Distribution career extends more than 24 years in the industry. Starting at Paramount Pictures in 1992, Nick spent 14 years at different Distribution levels within the Studio. In 2006 she moved on to Picturehouse and has been working with Independent Studios since.  She has also recently worked freelancing with Samuel Goldwyn, Drafthouse Films and Film Arcade for their releases.

Cindy Banach

Cindy cut her teeth in the film business at Fox Lorber as head of post production and distribution. Her passion for foreign and independent films flourished at Palm Pictures where she helped bring to screen important films by auteur directors.  She recently joined forces with ABRAMORAMA and continues to bring engaging programming to audiences across the country.

Sterling Mahoney

Fresh out of college with a degree in Graphic Design as well as 6+ years of working at movie theaters, Sterling is eager to gain experience in the film industry and is excited be starting by helping out around the Abramorama office. If you call, she will answer (most of the time).