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Cacavas earns Col VP stripes

Exec to concentrate on analyzing the worldwide film industry

HOLLYWOOD — John Cacavas Jr. has been promoted to VP of worldwide distribution analysis for the Columbia TriStar Motion Picture Group. He reports to Paul Smith, executive VP of worldwide marketing and distribution.

Cacavas, who joined Col in 1993, will concentrate on analyzing the worldwide motion picture industry, particularly how Sony’s different film genres perform during key holiday and vacation frames. He also will develop systems to monitor the global film distribution business.

His accomplishments at Sony Pictures Releasing include creation of domestic distribution databases and a worldwide, Internet-based competitive release schedule.

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