Warner Bros. Int'l ups Neil Marshall, others

Becomes deputy managing director

LONDON -- It's been a busy week for management at Warner Bros. in the U.K., with the studio outpost announcing separate promotions in its film and television divisions.

Warner Bros. Pictures International U.K., the film side's sales division, has upped Neil Marshall to the new position of deputy managing director. Marshall, who has spent two years as the distributor's sales director, will report to Warner Bros. U.K. president and managing director Josh Berger.

Berger also announced the elevation of Allan Stenhouse to director of marketing for television.

In his new role, Marshall will be charged with the day-to-day running of the division with Berger and the senior management team while maintaining leadership of the sales team and technical operations.

Stenhouse will continue to lead the marketing of Warners' feature films and television programs to pay and free-TV channels in the U.K. and Ireland but also will take on responsibility for the marketing of TV programs on DVD and digital distribution platforms.

Stenhouse will report to newly appointed WBU.K. vp and group marketing director Polly Cochrane, who joins the company in April, and Chandra Years, vp of marketing EMEA at Warner Bros. International Television Distribution.

Marshall joined Warners in December 2006 from Pathe Distribution, where he was sales director for six years.

Stenhouse joined Warners in January 2007 as marketing director for Warner Bros. International Television U.K. His appointment followed a stint as marketing director at Jetix Europe, where he was responsible for all on- and off-air marketing for the Disney-owned entertainment brand.