PPI taps BBC Films’ Boltho

Exec to head up new acquisitions team in London

LONDON — Paramount Pictures International has appointed Alexei Boltho to the new role of director co-productions and acquisitions.

Boltho joins from his current role as business development manager at BBC Films.

London-based Boltho begins his Par job Aug. 20 and will report to L.A.-based Ellen Pittleman who heads up PPI’s local acquisitions and productions operations.

Andrew Cripps, president, PPI, told Daily Variety that Boltho’s role will not be limited to the U.K. and will be “international in scope.”

Cripps confirmed Boltho will head up a “small acquisitions department” in London which will be comprised of a blend of internal appointments and some new hires.

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