CONI TAKES HELM AT 01
Adriano Coni has been named the new president of Italy's 01 Distribution, the distribution arm of RAI Cinema. Coni previously acted as chief of both RAI Cinema's marketing and human resources divisions.
MEDIA 8 INTERNATIONAL ROLE FOR ANISI
The US's Media 8 Entertainment has hired Tannaz Anisi as vice-president of international distribution to jointly handle Media 8 sales alongside Kristen Figeroid. Anisi previously served as senior vice-president of international distribution at Lightning Entertainment.
CANADA'S FILM BOARD NAMES TOP APPOINTMENT
Tom Perlmutter has been appointed government film commissioner and chairman of Canada's National Film Board. He replaces outgoing supremo Jacques Bensimon, whose term ended in December.
BETH BECOMES HIM AS KADISON GOES ATOMIC
Former Gold Circle senior vice-president of production Zak Kadison has joined Fox Atomic as vice-president of production. One of his first projects will be Larry Doyle's I Love You, Beth Cooper, produced by 1492 Pictures.
DRAPER HEADS SLINGSHOT DISTRIBUTION ARM
Elizabeth Draper, a veteran of Fox Searchlight UK, Icon and Pathe Film Distribution, has been named managing director of the distribution arm of new UK digital film company Slingshot Studios. Slingshot Distribution will handle 10-12 films per year, acquire third-party projects and work on Slingshot's own productions.
NGUYEN RISES AT WARNER BROS INTERNATIONAL
Jack Nguyen has been promoted to senior vice-president of operations at Warner Bros Pictures International. Nguyen is a 17-year veteran of the studio and supervised its distribution activities during a period of intense growth across the Asia-Pacific region.
ERIK LOMIS TAKES SENIOR INTERNATIONAL MGM ROLE
Erik Lomis has been appointed executive vice-president of international theatrical and home entertainment at MGM. Lomis joins to oversee the marketing and distribution of international theatrical and home entertainment releases.