MORRIS ENGLANDER, president and chief operating officer of the 600-screen U.S. division of Hoyts, is resigning those functions and will be replaced by ROGER EATON, who rejoins the company after spending the last five years with Pepsico/South Pacific.
Englander will continue to serve the company as deputy chairman of Hoyts U.S. Holdings and as a consultant on special projects, focusing on real estate and theater acquisition.
Eaton worked previously for the Hoyts Corp. in a financial capacity between 1988-1990. His appointment will be effective immediately and he will report to Peter Ivany based at the organization’s corporate headquarters in Australia.
New Line Intl., which just opened a London office to handle its growing international distribution agreements, has promoted several new staff members.
The move clearly indicates that regardless of any possible Time-Warner/Turner merger, New Line will continue to distrib its own product internationally.
TERI GROCHOWSKI, who helped create new foreign campaigns for “Dumb and Dumber” and “The Mask,” has been upped to veepee of international marketing and SCOTT SPADAFORA to VP/international servicing.
Grochowski will develop and implement foreign marketing strategies and materials for New Line product. Spadafora will oversee international distribution of theatrical, homevideo and TV elements.
The studio also promoted DEBBIE WARNE to collections manager, JEFF WAACK to accounts manager and LYNN REINSTEIN to manager of international marketing.
JACQUES PEYRACHE, general manager at French animation company Pixibox, is leaving the company having been named general manager of Medialab, the digital image production subsidiary of pay TV Canal Plus.
CORINNE BOUYGUES has been appointed president of TF1 Enterprises, the subsidiary of private web TF1 which handles the group’s noncore business such as video distribution, music publishing and program sales.