Thomas Molter has been promoted to senior vice president of distributionat Warner Bros Pictures International (WBPI).

Among his duties Molter will oversee digital theatrical releases strategyand evaluate new theatrical growth opportunities involving IMAX and other 3Dformats.

He is also responsible for distribution strategy in developingmarkets such as China, Vietnam and Russia, and spearheads WBPI's international exhibitorrelations programme, as well as divisional policies on all anti-piracy relatedactivities.

'I am really pleased to have Tom on our team,' WBPI'spresident of distribution Veronika Kwan-Rubinek, to whom Molter will report,said.

'He has an excellent grasp of both the technological and the businesschallenges that we face in today's changing marketplace, and is resourceful andskilled at addressing them.'

Molter joined WBPI in May 2004 as vice president of distribution. Priorto that he served as the MPAA's vice president and managing director ofworldwide all media.