by indieWIRE

Rick Sands, President of Miramax International for the last three years,
has been appointed Chairman of Worldwide Distribution. He will assume
responsibility for the Domestic Market in all media, while continuing his
supervision of international distribution, sales and marketing. Sands
joined Miramax International in 1994 as Executive Vice President and Chief
Financial Officer. He was instrumental in the negations that brought
Miramax and Disney together.

"It is a rare luxury to have one individual as experienced and
sophisticated in so many areas of our business as Rick Sands," said Miramax
co-chairman Harvey Weinstein. "He has opened up countless new business
opportunities for Miramax, in addition to record foreign business for the