LA-based Fireworks Pictures, a subsidiary of Jay Firestone's Canwest Entertainment, has promoted three key staff in its business affairs and sales departments.

Maura Ford (nee Hoy) has been promoted to vice president of operations from her previous position as director of international sales. She joined Fireworks in 1999 in a primary sales position and now, in addition, oversees all aspects of worldwide operations including the supervision of collections, producer reports and distribution services. She reports to company president Daniel Diamond. Ford held previous positions at Franchise Pictures, Lakeshore International, Longbrook International, Overseas Filmgroup, Motion Picture Corporation Of America and MCEG.

Pamela Delaney is promoted from director of business and legal affairs to vice president of business and legal affairs. An in-house counsel for the company specialising in financing, international sales, distribution and production, she oversees negotiations of all aspects of the company's business. She also reports to Diamond.

Jorge Martinez is promoted to director of business and legal affairs from his previous manager position, reporting to Delaney. Martinez joined Fireworks seven months ago after a period as manager of business affairs at