ArielVeneziano has been appointed director of motion picture sales and internationalhome video distribution at Alliance Atlantis Entertainment Group, president ofdistribution Ted Riley announced today (May 2).

Effective immediately,Veneziano will be based in the company's London office where he willoversee European film sales and worldwide home video distribution (excludingNorth America).

He will report to CharlotteMickie, managing director of international motion picture sales, and MariaSanchez, managing director of international television drama distribution.

In a statement Riley said:'Ariel is an astute, dedicated professional with a deep understanding ofour product and our clients. It is going to be a great pleasure for me tocontinue our work together.'

'I am thrilled torenew a great relationship with Alliance Atlantis and to continue creatingvalue for the company in this expanded capacity,' Veneziano added.

Veneziano previously workedalongside Mickie handling worldwide distribution of the company's filmslate from Los Angeles.

Prior to joining AllianceAtlantis, he ran operations at Menemsha Entertainment, Neil Friedman'sinternational sales, consulting and management company, where he wasresponsible for acquiring and distributing feature films.

Prior to that he worked as adevelopment executive and literary manager at Gina Matthew's RoundtableInk.