Gene George has been named president of Regent International, the international division of LA-based independent producer/distributor/exhibitor Regent Entertainment. George, a veteran on the international scene who was most recently president of NewStar Worldwide and before that executive vice president of Arista Films, will oversee all international sales and distribution operations working alongside Regent partner Mark R Harris and Meggan Kimberley who is senior vice president of Regent International.

Regent - which is a partnership between Harris, Paul Colichman, Stephen P Jarchow and Peter Dekom - has film and TV production arms and also operates another sales company in conjunction with Etchie Stroh's Moonstone Entertainment. The company's most famous film to date has been 1998's Gods And Monsters which won an Oscar for best adapted screenplay.