Screen International has appointed Liz Shackleton asAsia-Pacific bureau chief.

A Screen International reporter for more than adecade, Shackleton was responsible for the successful launch of ScreenDaily.comand has been reporting on Hong Kong and China for the magazine and websitesince 2001.

From today, she will supervise a top-flight reporting teamfrom across the region, underlining Screen International's ongoingcommitment to the Asia Pacific industry.

Twoexperienced reporters also join Screen International's team in Asia today:Taiwan-based Stephen Cremin, who heads up the programming team for the UdineAsian Film Festival, will cover the burgeoning Taiwanese film industry, whileSilvia Wong, reporting on Singapore, Malaysia and Indonesia for Screen Internationalfor the last three years, will now take over responsibility for reportingon the active Thai film industry.

They join Screen International's long-established reportingteam on the film industry in the Asia-Pacific region; from industry veteransSandy George covering Australia-New Zealand to Mark Schilling's in-depthanalysis of the Japanese market supported by Mamiko Kawamoto, Bhuvan Lall inthe fast-developing Indian market and the highly respected Darcy Paquet inKorea.

Apart from working on the weekly magazine, Shackleton willsupervise their Asian coverage on, ensuring that news isdelivered as it happens to Screen's readers in the region andinternationally.

Shackletonbrings a wealth of international experience and knowledge of the region toScreen International's Asia-Pacific's coverage, signalling a determination tonot only be first with the news but to add perspective and in-depth analysis tocoverage of a fast-developing market.