London-based Peter Dobson has been promoted to senior vice president, international film relations, at Warner Bros International Theatres (WBIT) from his previous position as vice president. Reporting to WBIT president Millard Ochs, Dobson will have full responsibility for overseeing the company's film buying, booking and strategic planning throughout Europe and Asia.

He will also oversee all competitive issues and dealings with international distributors as the company moves into China and faces aggressive levels of competition.

Dobson has spent 38 years in the business, having started in exhibition, then moving into post-production in UK film studios while at the same time running his own independent theatre circuit. Since joining WBIT, he was managing director of the UK and German operations prior to taking up his role in film buying.