David Collins has been chosen to replace Libby Rhys-Jones as New South Wales general manager of Roadshow Film Distributors, based in Sydney and reporting directly to managing director Joel Pearlman in Melbourne. He starts on July 10.

Rhys-Jones resigned from the biggest Australian-owned distributor at the end of May after a total of 12 years service to take an extended holiday overseas.

Collins was formerly distribution manager for PolyGram, which became Universal, but was representing REP Distribution at the Cannes Film Festival this year. He took a job with REP early in the year but resigned after only a couple of months.