Stuart Ford who is currentlysenior vice president of acquisitions and international operations at MiramaxFilms has been promoted to co-head of acquisitions alongside Agnes Mentre,executive vice president and co-head of acquisitions and co-productions.Together with Mentre, Ford will oversee Miramax's busy acquisitionsdepartment.

Ford, who is based in NewYork, will report to Mentre and Harvey Weinstein, the co-chairman of Miramax,with regard to acquisition activities. Mentre continues to report directly toWeinstein.

Ford replaces co-head ofacquisitions Andrew Herwitz, who is leaving Miramax at the end of the month to setup his own domestic sales operation The Film Sales Co.

Ford has been with thecompany for three years and joins an acquisitions department which includesLA-based senior vice president Matt Brodlie and vice president Michelle Krumm,New York-based Arianna Bocco who recently joined the company as senior vicepresident of acquisitions, vice president Andrew Stengel, director Sean McPhillipsand director Jeff Tahler.

In the UK office of Miramaxare vice presidents Elizabeth Dreyer and Maeva Gatineau along with manager ofacquisitions Chiara Trento. The company's Asian consultant isBeijing-based Dede Nickerson while Australian consultant is Sydney-basedVictoria Treole.

Recent acquisitions include Tadpole and Blue Car at the Sundance Film Festival, Oscar nominees In The Bedroom, Amelieand Iris as well as Nanni Moretti's The Son's Room, Leon Ichaso's Pinero, Lone Scherfig's Italian For Beginners, Phillip Noyce's The Quiet American and Gregor Jordan's Buffalo Soldiers.