Optimum Releasing, the UK distribution company has appointed Robb Smith to head up UK TV sales and the head up StudioCanal's international TV sales as well. Previously he was senior VP of MGM Television Europe responsible for the company’s licensing across Europe, Middle East and Africa. New head of theatrical distribution is John-Trafford Owen.
Kinowelt has a new head of theatrical distribution from 20th Century Fox Germany where he was head of Fox Searchlight. Kalle Friz will also be in charge of local acquisitions and coproductions.