DreamWorks hasconfirmed that Stephen Basil-Jones has been named head of internationalmarketing and distribution, filling the interregnum created by JonathanChissick's departure earlier this year.
Basil-Jones, whois currently based in Los Angeles as senior vice president of marketing atColumbia TriStar Film Distributors International (CTFDI), will relocate toLondon where he is expected to start work in his new post later this month.
At CTFDIBasil-Jones reports to marketing chief Scott Neeson, for whom he worked at 20thCentury Fox's joint venture Hoyts Fox Columbia in Australia some years ago,before going on to serve as territory manager for Columbia.
The new arrivalwill have a full in-tray when he arrives at DreamWorks. The company has allinternational rights on Lemony Snicket's A Series Of Unfortunate Events and Meet The Fockers, which it co-financed with Paramount andUniversal respectively.
UpcomingDreamWorks releases include Shark Tale, The Ring 2 and next year's animated feature Madagascar, starring the voice talents of BenStiller and Chris Rock.
Chissick's exit as head ofdistribution and marketing was announced back in March, since which timeDreamWorks worldwide pay and free television chief Hal Richardson has handledaffairs.