Schumacher, van Weede team up

Pair become joint directors of sales

LONDON — British sales company Hanway Films has appointed Thorsten Schumacher and Charlotte van Weede as joint directors of sales.

Schumacher is promoted from his position as sales exec at Hanway, which he has held for the past four years.

Van Weede, a former exec at Summit Entertainment and Intermedia, is returning to the film business after a career break in South Africa, where she completed an MBA and served as a consultant for the Nelson Mandela Foundation advising on their global HIV/AIDS campaign.

Both report to Hanway chief exec Tim Haslam.

Leslie Vuchot has also joined the company from Focus Features Intl. to serve as publicity and marketing manager. She will work alongside Miguel Gonzales, previously at Universal Pictures in London, who has been appointed marketing and distribution manager.

Vuchot and Gonzales report to Jonathan Lynch-Staunton, Hanway’s director of marketing.

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