David Magedman has beenpromoted to vice president of distribution at Warner Independent Pictures,where his duties will include overseeing all sales and daily operations of thetheatrical distribution department for the upcoming releases The Science OfSleep, Infamous, For Your Consideration, and The Painted Veil.

Magedman will continue to report to executive vice president of distributionSteven Friedlander.

He joined the studio at its inception, and previously served as national salesmanager, handling sales on such titles as Good Night, And Good Luck, Paradise Now and March Of The Penguins.

Prior to joining the studio, Magedman served eight years at Artisan Releasing,first as branch manager and later as vice president of the Southern Division.

In other personnel news, James Lewis arrives from mPRm as director of nationalpublicity; Erica Potter is promoted to director of marketing operations;Valerie de la Pena is promoted to director of field publicity and promotions;and Mandy Ellis arrives from Sony as manager of field publicity and promotions.

Additionally Jon Harmon is promoted to manager of domestic distribution; AfnahnKhan is promoted to manager of marketing; and Shelley Crockett is promoted tomanager of marketing.