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Basil-Jones returns to studio as managing director

Stephen Basil-Jones is returning to Sony Pictures Releasing Intl. as managing director, Australia.

He will rejoin Sony at the end of the year and report to Paul Smith, prexy of worldwide operations for the Columbia TriStar Motion Picture Group.

Since 2004, Basil-Jones has been head of international theatrical marketing & distribution for DreamWorks Pictures, where he will remain until he rejoins Sony at the end of 2006.

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