Peter Garner takes the helm of United Intl. Pictures’ New Zealand outpost Aug. 1, succeeding industry vet Tim Ord.
Garner was one of the founding partners of Kiwi exhib Village Force Cinemas. Ord intends to move into New Zealand-based film production.
UIP regional supervisor for Australasia, Michael Selwyn, said: “Tim is one of the most respected people in the international film industry. Tim was instrumental in the desegregation of cinemas in South Africa and during his time in New Zealand he has been deeply involved in the multiplex expansion that has transformed the market.”