BV Intl. ups Lerner to senior VP

Diego Lerner has been promoted to senior VP, Latin America and the Caribbean, for Buena Vista Intl.’s theatrical, homevideo and pay TV divisions.

Based in Buenos Aires, Lerner will continue to oversee all aspects of BV’s theatrical, homevideo and pay-TV operationsthroughout that region.

Lerner is the only executive from the major Hollywood studios to oversee the activities of three primary filmed entertainment divisions in a key international territory. During his tenure at BVI, Lerner has been instrumental in the establishment of the division’s recently created theatrical distribution network in Latin America, with revenues from the region doubling over the past two years.

He’ll continue to report to Mark Zoradi, president, Buena Vista Intl.; Michael O.Johnson, president, BV Home Video Intl.; and Hal Richardson, senior VP , worldwide pay-TV, Walt Disney Television.

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