Vet to be exec VP of int'l corporate development
LONDON — European exhib Odeon and UCI Cinemas Group has appointed Howard France as exec VP of international corporate development with immediate effect.In the role, France will be responsible for spearheading new territory deals for the chain and focusing on the expansion and development of new cinemas in unchartered territories. France previously managed his own consulting and strategic company and prior to this held the role of head of international development for UCI, where he led all international expansion efforts for the company. He previously worked at Viacom and Columbia Pictures and has 20 years of experience in the entertainment biz. He will be based in Santa Barbara, California.