Noreen Ward has been promoted to the position of senior vice president of operations at Good Machine Inc, overseeing all business administration for both Good Machine and its sister company Good Machine International.

The promotion comes in the company's tenth - and most profitable - year to date and was announced partners Ted Hope, David Linde and James Schamus.

In addition to her operations role, Ward has overseen the company's move into film financing on pictures such as Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon and Todd Solondz's untitled film for Fine Line Features. Ward also oversees GMI's ongoing relationship with USA Films as the latter's primary overseas sales outlet.

Ward was formerly vice president of operations at GMI as well as controller and director of finance. She joined Good Machine in 1995 as a production accountant and handled the production accounting on Walking And Talking, She's The One and The Myth Of Fingerprints among others.