Ahead of the upcoming Cannes market, Lakeshore Entertainment has announced a restructuring and expansion of its international sales and distribution arm. Key promotions were announced by Chairman and CEO Tom Rosenberg and new president of worldwide marketing and distribution David Dinerstein, who also announced the hiring of Jonathan Deckter as SVP of International Sales. He will join Elisabeth Costa de Beauregard Rose, promoted to SVP of International Sales -- both are reporting to Dinerstein. Lakeshore marketing exec Robert Burke has been promoted to EVP of Worldwide Marketing and Virginia Longmuir has been promoted to EVP of International Business and Legal Affairs. Decker was previously president of sales and distribution at Arclight Films International, while Costa de Beauregard Rose is an eight year veteran of Lakeshore.
"This is a pivotal time in Lakeshore's development as a company," said Tom Rosenberg, in a statement. "With eight features currently in various stages of production, 2007 is our most prolific year to date and we have an incredibly strong sales and marketing team under David [Dinerstein] going in to Cannes 2007." [Eugene Hernandez]