STAMBLER JOINS THINKFILM FROM MAGNOLIA
Ben Stambler has left Magnolia Pictures and joined ThinkFilm's New York office as director of acquisitions. Stambler served for three years as manager of acquisitions at Magnolia and played a key role in the acquisitions of The Host, The Signal and Jesus Camp. He will jointly report to ThinkFilm's head of US theatrical Mark Urman and senior vice-president of acquisitions and business affairs Randy Manis. The company has also promoted Michael Baker from director of acquisitions and development to vice-president, and David Laub to manager of acquisitions.
CHAN LEAVES MEDIA ASIA AFTER FIVE YEARS
Jeffrey Chan, head of distribution and sales at Hong Kong producer-distributor Media Asia, is leaving his position after five years with the company. Chan has not yet announced his next move and says he will take a short break in the interim. Media Asia's Fred Tsui will oversee his duties until a replacement is appointed. While at Media Asia, Chan oversaw international distribution of high-profile titles such as the Infernal Affairs trilogy, which was remade by Martin Scorsese as The Departed; Andrew Lau and Alan Mak's Confession Of Pain; and Johnnie To's Exiled.
SHEAR MOVES TO UK'S REVOLVER
David Shear is leaving his post as head of sales at The Works UK Distribution to become sales director of London's Revolver Entertainment. He starts the newly created post on June 11 and will be responsible for Revolver's theatrical strategy. Before joining The Works' theatrical distribution arm, Shear was head of sales at ContentFilm, Winchester Film Distribution and the Feature Film Company.
CLEMENT JOINS PARAMOUNT HOME ENTERTAINMENT
George Clement has joined Paramount Home Entertainment (PHE) as executive director of promotions. Clement, who previously served as director of international promotions and licensing at Sony Pictures Consumer Marketing, will be responsible for developing and building promotional partnerships for the entire PHE portfolio.