HanWay Films, the international sales arm of Jeremy Thomas' UK production outfit Recorded Picture Co, has appointed Jonathan Lynch-Staunton as manager, publicity and marketing.

Lynch-Staunton was previously vice president of publicity and marketing at UK-based sales operation J&M Entertainment. Reporting to Thomas and HanWay managing director Thierry Wase-Bailey, he is to bring more of HanWay's marketing and PR in-house as well as co-ordinate publicity.

Amongst the first films Lynch-Staunton is working on is Takeshi Kitano's Brother, which has slots at the Venice International Film Festival and the Deauville Festival of American Cinema. Also in the works at HanWay is Phillip Noyce's recently-unveiled Rabbit-Proof Fence, about three young Aboriginal sisters in 1930s Australia.