Gareth Jones has stepped down as managing director of UK-based international sales and distribution outfit Alibi Films International. Alibi, which will now restructure its business, has no immediate plans for a replacement.

Jones, who co-founded the company with partners Roger Holmes and Linda James in June 1999, will continue to work with Alibi on certain projects including Blood And Guts, which he is executive producing with director of sales Hilary Jones. The Australian feature, produced by Al Clark and directed by Scott Roberts, starts shooting on July 30 and stars Guy Pearce. Alibi is handling international sales.

Roger Holmes, CEO of Alibi Communications, said: "Looking forward, Alibi will be seeking to enhance its film sales activities and extend across other media, particularly television, to fully exploit its current and future potential."