Alberto Lopez has been appointed director of international sales for Daily Variety, Variety and Variety.com.Lopez will oversee the online and print sales of Variety in the international arena, including the Cannes Film Festival. He will report to Charlie Koones, president and publisher of the Variety Group. “We are thrilled to have Alberto leading our international business,” said Koones. “He’s unique in his understanding of our customers’ business and providing innovative solutions in print and online.” Lopez joined Variety in March 2001 and previously served as European sales manager. He will remain based in Variety‘s U.K. office.