Columbia Tristar UK has appointed Paul Hoy as director ofsales and distribution for the UK. He joins from UIP where he served assales manager.

Hoy will take up his post at Columbia Tristar UK in the NewYear and replaces Peter Taylor who earlier this month was named as the newmanaging director UK & Ireland of Warner Bros. Pictures International UK

Frank Smith, currently sales manager at Columbia Tristar UK,will be promoted to deputy sales director and work with Hoy in leading thesales team in the UK office.