Sony Pictures Releasing ups O'Dell

He becomes senior vp international distribution

Steven O'Dell has been promoted to senior vp international distribution for Sony Pictures Releasing International, reporting to Mark Zucker, president, Sony Pictures Releasing Corp.

In his new role, O'Dell will add Spain, Portugal and Scandinavia to the regions he oversees, which include Latin America and the Caribbean.

O'Dell most recently oversaw SPRI's successful releases of "Angels & Demons" and "Terminator Salvation" in Latin America and the Caribbean.

O'Dell joined Sony Pictures as vp in 2005. He began his career in 1994 with United International Pictures in Panama, overseeing interests in Central America and the Caribbean. The next year, he was promoted to general manager of U.I.P. Chile, and later moved on to similar posts in Austria and then Brazil, before his final post as general manager in Mexico in 1999. In 2001, he returned to the U.S. to join entertainment consultancy Nadia Bronson & Associates.