Matt Brodlie has been promoted to senior vice president of acquisitions at Miramax Films, with continuing responsibility for covering the US independent scene as well as Australia, New Zealand and Asia.

Brodlie, who was formerly vice president of acquisitions, attends the major film festivals around the world scouting films and talent for the company. He will continue to report to Agnes Mentre, executive vice president of acquisitions at Miramax.

Brodlie joined Miramax in 1995 after a stint as assistant to producer J Todd Harris. He is responsible for bringing various films into Miramax including Audrey Wells' Guinevere, Justin Kerrigan's Human Traffic, Caroline Link's Beyond Silence and recent French hit Jet Set directed by Fabien Onteniente. Brodlie is currently overseeing the remake of Jet Set for Miramax as well as the full-length feature adaptation of the hit short Titsianna Booberini to be directed by its creator Robert Luketic.

"Throughout his six years at Miramax, Matt has made great contributions to Miramax's worldwide effort to acquire quality films," said Miramax co-chairman Harvey Weinstein. "His promotion is further proof of our commitment to maintaining a top-flight acquisitions team."