Smith will oversee domestic sales of all of Sony Pictures’ films alongside Sony Pictures Releasing president Jim Amos, to whom he will report, and worldwide distribution chief Rory Bruer.

He is currently talking to exhibitors about The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo, The Amazing Spider-Man, Ghost Rider: Spirit Of Vengeance, 21 Jump Street and Men In Black 3, among others.

Smith joined TriStar Pictures in 1989 as Western District Manager before rising through the ranks. He began his career at Mann’s Westwood theatres.