Sony Pictures Releasing Intl. has upped Nigel Clark to president of international marketing.

Clark was previously senior exec veep of the division, where he’ll continue to coordinate Sony’s marketing and publicity strategies for overseas theatrical bows, including acquisitions and local productions.

Based in Culver City, Clark also will oversee marketing and public relations plans created by the studio’s global network of local territory offices. He’ll report to Sony prexy of worldwide marketing Marc Weinstock.

“The international market is more important to our business than ever before, and I am thrilled by the challenge and the opportunity to work with such a gifted and creative team to support our upcoming films,” Clark said.

Jeff Blake, chairman of worldwide marketing and distribution for Sony, praised Clark saying, “Nigel is one of the brightest and most exceptional international marketing executives working in the industry today. He has been instrumental to the success of some of the biggest worldwide blockbusters ever released.”

Clark first joined Sony in 1990 as European marketing supervisor based in London before being promoted in 1994 to veep of marketing for Europe, the Middle East and Africa. He rejoined Sony in 2008 after a five-year stint with UIP. While at his most recent Sony post, Clark guided overseas marketing campaigns for such hits as “Angels and Demons,” “District 9” and “The Karate Kid.” He’s working on upcoming Sony titles including “The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo,” “Men in Black 3” and “The Amazing Spider-Man.”