Neal Block hasjoined Chris Blackwell's Palm Pictures as manager of theatrical distribution toserve the company's newly busy domestic theatrical department.

Block will beresponsible for all theatrical sales and exhibitor relations for upcoming Palmreleases. Reporting directly to Ryan Werner, head of theatrical distribution,he will also work with the film team on an array of initiatives to help buildthe Palm film brand.

Block waspreviously a distribution coordinator for Independent Distribution Partners(IDP); he first worked with Werner at Shooting Gallery, where they both workedin distribution.

The companty hasalso promoted Nicolette Aizenberg to publicity and marketing manager. Aizenbergwill work with the theatrical distribution team on strategic campaigns tosupport and promote the Palm films. She was previously film divisionadministrator for Palm Pictures.

Palm's growing slateincludes Claude Berri's The Housekeeper, Olivier Assayas' demonlover, John Walter's How To Draw A Bunny, Matthew Barney's Cremaster Cycle, Baltasar Kormakur's The Sea, Claude Chabrol's Flower Of Evil, Oxide and Danny Pang's The Eye and Dagur Kari's Noi Albinoi.