Danny St Pierre has been named senior vice president of distribution services at Lionsgate and will oversee day-to-day international distribution logistics and roll-out for Mandate International's titles as well as continued servicing of select films from Lionsgate's 12,000-plus library.

St Pierre continues to report to executive vice president of post-production and delivery services Bob Wenokur and his promotion follows a strong market for Mandate International at AFM.

'Danny is adept at the nuts and bolts execution that makes our distribution business one of the most streamlined and cost-effective in the industry,' Wenokur said. 'He is an integral contributor to the continued growth and expansion of our filmed entertainment product supply chain worldwide.'

'Danny is part of a team that is elevating our international brand to new levels of success in every facet of operations, from acquisition and development through marketing and distribution,' said Mandate International president Helen Lee-Kim said. 'Backed by powerful financial resources and a commercially potent and distinctive portfolio of films, we see excellent opportunities to continue growing our business in the current market environment.'

St Pierre joined the company in 1998 under Joe Drake and has handled distribution logistics for the Saw franchise, 3:10 To Yuma, Hotel Rwanda, Monster's Ball and Amores Perros and played an integral role in the global success of Juno and 30 Days Of Night.