Nadia Bronson, the former international marketing and distribution chief at Universal Pictures, has named three key staff hires at her new company - Nadia Bronson Associates, a one-stop consultancy for international distribution, marketing, promotions and creative services.

All three had worked with Bronson at Universal. They are:
- Thomas Castaneda, a long time colleague of Bronson who left his post as vice president of international publicity at Universal earlier this year;
- Steven O'Dell, who joins Bronson after seven years at Universal's distribution arm UIP where he served as general manager in territories including Brasil, Austria, Chile and Mexico;
- Tanya Alves, formerly vice president and general manager at Metro Studios and before that part of the motion picture finance department at Universal for five years.

"I'm thrilled that Thomas, Steven and Tanya are coming on board in this unique venture," said Bronson. "Between them, they bring a wealth of experience and success in all facets of distribution and marketing as we build our operation into a major resource for producers and sales agents."

"Having worked with Nadia for so long it gives me great pleasure to be working with her once again in a completely new and exciting environment," said Castaneda, who spent 15 of his 17 years at Universal with Bronson.

Bronson has also hired Andrew Thomas as publicist, Jackie Madjerian as marketing coordinator and Lee Moss as publicity coordinator.

Nadia Bronson Associates is currently working on international campaigns for Tomb Raider, K-Pax, Rat Race, Killing Me Softly and Golden Globe campaigns for Miramax Films product such as Gangs Of New York, Amelie and The Shipping News.