Sheffield follows Signpost

Exec to be reunited with former boss Till

Richard Sheffield has been tapped as head of Signpost Films Australia.

Sheffield, a veteran of the Oz distribution scene, is currently head of international acquisitions for Hoyts. Signpost Australia is being launched as a partnership with Hoyts.

The appointment reunites Sheffield with his former boss Stewart Till, chief exec of Signpost. Till headed international ops for Polygram Filmed Entertainment, while Sheffield ran PFE’s Australian distrib arm.

Sheffield is in Cannes buying movies for Hoyts, but will segue to his new role at Signpost later in the year.

Signpost Australia will control is own marketing and distribution, with Hoyts handling theatrical sales and providing office space. Signpost will also access Hoyts’ vid deal with Sony.

More Film

  • 'Antiporno' Review

    Film Review: 'Antiporno'

    Richard Sheffield has been tapped as head of Signpost Films Australia. Sheffield, a veteran of the Oz distribution scene, is currently head of international acquisitions for Hoyts. Signpost Australia is being launched as a partnership with Hoyts. The appointment reunites Sheffield with his former boss Stewart Till, chief exec of Signpost. Till headed international ops […]

  • Nicholas Hoult Current War

    Film News Roundup: Shooting Wraps on Nicholas Hoult's 'Tolkien' Biopic

    Richard Sheffield has been tapped as head of Signpost Films Australia. Sheffield, a veteran of the Oz distribution scene, is currently head of international acquisitions for Hoyts. Signpost Australia is being launched as a partnership with Hoyts. The appointment reunites Sheffield with his former boss Stewart Till, chief exec of Signpost. Till headed international ops […]

  • Disney-Fox Deal Casts Future of Fox

    Disney-Fox Deal Casts Future of Fox Studio Lot Into Doubt

    Richard Sheffield has been tapped as head of Signpost Films Australia. Sheffield, a veteran of the Oz distribution scene, is currently head of international acquisitions for Hoyts. Signpost Australia is being launched as a partnership with Hoyts. The appointment reunites Sheffield with his former boss Stewart Till, chief exec of Signpost. Till headed international ops […]

  • Loveless Movie Wild Bunch

    Oscars: Nine Films Advance in Foreign-Language Race

    Richard Sheffield has been tapped as head of Signpost Films Australia. Sheffield, a veteran of the Oz distribution scene, is currently head of international acquisitions for Hoyts. Signpost Australia is being launched as a partnership with Hoyts. The appointment reunites Sheffield with his former boss Stewart Till, chief exec of Signpost. Till headed international ops […]

  • Andy Muschietti

    'It' Director Andy Muschietti Eyed for 'Electric State' From Russo Brothers

    Richard Sheffield has been tapped as head of Signpost Films Australia. Sheffield, a veteran of the Oz distribution scene, is currently head of international acquisitions for Hoyts. Signpost Australia is being launched as a partnership with Hoyts. The appointment reunites Sheffield with his former boss Stewart Till, chief exec of Signpost. Till headed international ops […]

  • Could Fox Acquisition Finally Make Disney

    Could Fox Acquisition Finally Make Disney an Awards Power Player?

    Richard Sheffield has been tapped as head of Signpost Films Australia. Sheffield, a veteran of the Oz distribution scene, is currently head of international acquisitions for Hoyts. Signpost Australia is being launched as a partnership with Hoyts. The appointment reunites Sheffield with his former boss Stewart Till, chief exec of Signpost. Till headed international ops […]

  • 'Beyond Skyline' Review

    Film Review: 'Beyond Skyline'

    Richard Sheffield has been tapped as head of Signpost Films Australia. Sheffield, a veteran of the Oz distribution scene, is currently head of international acquisitions for Hoyts. Signpost Australia is being launched as a partnership with Hoyts. The appointment reunites Sheffield with his former boss Stewart Till, chief exec of Signpost. Till headed international ops […]

More From Our Brands

Access exclusive content