HandMade Films International has promoted Carl Clifton to chief operating officer, in addition to his existing duties as head of international sales.

Clifton joined the revived HandMade in November 2006 and has worked on a slate of films including animated title Planet 51, thriller 50 Dead Men Walking, Eloise In Paris and the remake of The Long Good Friday.

Before HandMade, Clifton worked at Polygram Films International, Universal Pictures International, Film4 and as an independent producer on films such as Patrice Leconte's L'Homme du Train.

At the London-based company HandMade Films International, Clifton reports to chairman and CEO Guy Collins.