Elias Axume has been promoted to executive vice-president of distribution and operations at Santa Monica-based sales, finance and production company Myriad Pictures.

Axume is a five-year veteran of Myriad and previously served as senior vice-president of distribution and operations. He continues to report to CEO and president Kirk D’Amico.

“Elias is a committed and pragmatic executive who has made significant contributions at Myriad,” D’Amico said. “He will have expanded duties as our sales and production slate grows.”

Axume will be responsible for the company’s worldwide sales and operations. The sales and servicing departments will report to him and he will continue to be involved in decisions concerning acquisitions and production.

Prior to joining Myriad, Axume was vice-president of post-production and distribution services at Mobius Films International. Before Mobius, he held the same position at Franchise Pictures.