Entertainment One has promoted Sandie Don to head of distribution for its Australian business, Hopscotch/eOne.
In her role, Don will oversee theatrical distribution for Hopscotch/eOne including acquisitions, sales and marketing.
Don, who previously held the role of marketing and acquisitions director, will continue to focus on both the acquisition and distribution of local and international productions as well as the prolific and commercial line up from eOne output partners including Summit and Lakeshore.
Don formed Hopscotch Films in 2002 with partners Troy Lum and Frank Cox. The company is one of Australia’s leading independent film distributors and was subsequently acquired by eOne in 2011.
Don has spearheaded theatrical release campaigns including The Sapphires, Incendies, Source Code, Pan’s Labyrinth, The Wrestler, Vicky Cristina Barcelona, Mao’s Last Dancer, The Kids Are All Right, Barney’s Version and Midnight in Paris.
Prior to joining Hopscotch, she headed marketing and publicity for Australian distribution company Dendy Films, creating and implementing campaigns for films including The Blair Witch Project, Amelie, Buena Vista Social Club, In the Mood For Love and All About My Mother.
Don is based in eOne’s Sydney office and will continue to report to Lum, who oversees all film operations in Australia and New Zealand.