Lakeshore adds Deckter
Jonathan Deckter, former Arclight Films president of international sales and Morgan Creek International vice-president, has been appointed senior vice-president of international sales at Lakeshore Entertainment. He will work alongside Elisabeth Costa de Beauregard Rose, who is promoted to the same position. Meanwhile Rob Burke is promoted to executive vice president of worldwide marketing and Virginia Longmuir moves up to executive vice president of international business and legal affairs.
Wilson joins First Look
Dean Wilson has been named chief operating officer First Look Studios (FLS) and will report to FLS chief executive officer Trevor Short and Avi Lerner, co-chairman of FLS controlling company First Look Holdings. Wilson recently served as head of new business development for Blockbuster Inc.
Newspaper chief to head Danish Film Institute
Henrik Bo Nielsen will take over as the new chief executive of the Danish Film Institute when Henning Camre steps down from the post in June. Nielsen previously served as CEO at daily newspaper, Information.
Consultants for JA Media
Start-up Chinese producer-distributor JA Media has appointed former Media Asia sales chief Jeffrey Chan and leading Hong Kong producer Nansun Shi as consultants as it ramps up its film distribution activities. The Beijing-based company will unveil its debut slate of five Chinese-language features at Cannes.
Vollman bolsters role at Paramount
Paramount's executive vice-president of integrated marketing Mike Vollman has added theatrical publicity to his duties. He will oversee national publicity and lead the studio's field and integrated marketing activities. He will continue to report to president of worldwide marketing Gerry Rich.
Goldcrest gains Weisbein
Pierre Weisbein, former head of sales at StudioCanal and Senator International, has joined the UK's Goldcrest Films International as executive vice-president of sales. Weisbein will lead the company's new films division as it builds its inaugural slate. Goldcrest plans to invest up to 30% of the production budget through a mix of equity, post and gap funding.