UK distributor Soda Picturesis growing with the addition of two new staffers.

Kevin Owen has joined as theatricalsales manager. In June, Martin Gough will come on board as marketing manager.

Owen worked as a film bookerat Artificial Eye and Tartan Films. Gough has a background in distribution andmedia planning and buying.

Soda said the growth wouldhelp them acquire bigger films for wider release and explore new VOD anddownload-to-own deals.

Soda's joint managing directorsEdward Fletcher and Eve Gabereau said they are 'delighted that Kevin andMartin are joining the Soda Pictures team, bringing with them experience thatwill bolster the distribution of our forthcoming titles and future developmentof the company.'

Soda's forthcoming slateincludes Heading South, Keane, Allegro, Requiem, Close To Home, Into GreatSilence and Frostbite.