Pathe Entertainment has promoted John Fletcherto MD of distribution from his current post of creative director.

He replaces IanGeorge, who announced last week that he was leaving Patheafter seven years to become managing director of Twentieth Century Fox UK.

Also, Pathe has promoted Neil Marshall from director of sales todeputy MD of distribution. He will work jointly with Fletcher.

The promotionswere announced by François Ivernel, managing directorof Pathe.

"In thepastfive years,John and Neil have been instrumental in the successof films such as Girl WithA Pearl Earring, [House Of] FlyingDaggers and Crash," Ivernelsaid. "They will work closely together to ensure further success to ourupcoming slate."