Machin named head of int'l at ThinkFilm


LONDON -- Carnaby International co-production and sales chief Will Machin has exited to join ThinkFilm International, the overseas sales division of ThinkFilm and sister company of London-based finance and sales label Capitol Films.

Machin will report to Capitol Films managing director Peter Naish and will be charged with growing ThinkFilm's foreign sales slate.

"He (Machin) has a wealth of relevant sales and financing experience and I look forward to working with him as we move the ThinkFilm brand forward to meet the challenges that lie ahead," Naish said.

Prior to his role with Carnaby International Machin was previously co-president of international sales at Lola Films.

Machin said he was looking forward to "shaping the future of this specialist division of the company and bringing high value films to the market-place."

ThinkFilm International and Capitol Films will continue to operate as two separate foreign sales divisions, each with their own slate, salespeople and mandate, the entities said.

ThinkFilm International was relaunched in early 2007 as the sister international sales brand to Capitol Films and has repped and often financed projects including Jonathan King's "Under the Mountain," Nigel Cole's "5 Dollars a Day" and Alex de la Iglesia's "The Oxford Murders."