Col TriStar distrib taps Elizalde

Director to oversee biz planning

Victor Elizalde has been tapped director of business planning for Columbia TriStar Film Distributors Intl. (CTFDI).

In his new position, Elizalde will report directly to Reid Sullivan, veep/assistant controller of finance and accounting for CTFDI. He will be responsible for evaluating the company’s new and existing business opportunities across all territories, and will assist in setting financial targets.

Prior to joining CTFDI, Elizalde worked at Buena Vista Home Entertainment, where he implemented the DVD product line and streamlined Disney Interactive.

In another move, Lisa Samson was appointed director of territorial finance for CTFDI.

Samson will report directly to Sullivan, and will set financial policies and executive financial obligations with CTFDI’s international offices.

She was previously manager of marketing finance for Columbia’s Motion Picture Group, which entailed establishing and monitoring budgets for the marketing division.

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