Former Hanway VP takes over sales dept.

LONDON — International film sales company Protagonist Pictures has hired Charlotte Van Weede as head of sales.

Van Weede joins Protagonist from Hanway Films where she was director of sales and distribution.

Previously, Van Weede was VP of international sales at Summit Intl. and, prior to that, sales director at Intermedia Films.

Van Weede will join Protagonist before the Cannes Film Festival in May and will be responsible for rolling out the recently announced slate of films the company is selling. These include Tom Shankland’s “The Day,” Nicolas Winding Refn’s “Bronson,” Rupert Wyatt’s “The Trail” and Alexis Dos Santos’ “Unmade Beds.”

Recently launched by Film4, Ingenious and Vertigo Films, Protagonist handles all aspects of international rights on certain films generated by the partners. Org is also securing other titles from producers outside the partnership, which it intends to announce ahead of the Cannes market.

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