Alliance Atlantis' Motion Picture Distribution (MPD) hasappointed Paul Laberge to the newly created position of executive vicepresident of corporate development and general counsel for MPD as well asgeneral counsel and corporate secretary of Movie Distribution Income Fund.

MPD and the Fund incorporate the income trust created when Alliance Atlantisspun off its distribution arm in 2003, a transaction on which Laberge played aninstrumental role as corporate development officer for ACC.

He also facilitated MPD's acquisition of Spanish distributor Auram Produccionesin 2004.

'We have had the opportunity to work closely with Paul for many years and knowthat he will be a terrific complement to our senior management team as wecontinue to seek out growth opportunities at home and abroad,' said PatriceTheroux, MPD president and chief operating officer.