Cannes: Weinstein Co. Promotes Ennis Hensley to Head of International Sales

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He has been involved with the sales of such films as 'Silver Linings Playbook' and the forthcoming 'The Hateful Eight.'

The Weinstein Company has promoted Ennis Hensley to president of international sales and distribution. 

Hensley, who had previously served as the department's executive vp, will work on international film sales for TWC and Dimension and will represent TWC at international markets, festivals and trade shows. The announcement came on Cannes Film Festival's opening day. 

"While my brother Bob and I come from New York and have always based our companies here, having a strong presence on the global film and television scene is immeasurably important to us," Harvey Weinstein said in a statement. "It's a pleasure to be making Ennis the face of our international team."

Hensley joined the company as vp distribution and finance in 2009. He has overseen TWC's international sales and distribution since March 2014 and has been involved with sales of such films as The Artist, Silver Linings Playbook and Quentin Tarantino's forthcoming The Hateful Eight.

"We are thrilled to have Ennis continue his time at TWC and lead our international sales and distribution department," COO David Glasser said. "He has been an incredibly valuable asset to the company, and we look forward to continuing working with him to make our operations overseas stronger than ever."