Weinstein Co. promotes 3, hires 1


NEW YORK -- The Weinstein Co. announced a raft of promotions and a new hire in its international division Tuesday.

Michael Rothstein has been elevated to senior vp international sales and distribution; Paula Woods to senior vp international publicity; and Jonathan Kier to vp international distribution and sales. Suzanne Noble joins the company as vp international publicity.

Rothstein, Kier and Woods will report to international president Glen Basner, and Noble will report to Woods.

Former vp international sales and distribution Rothstein and former international distribution and sales president Kier will remain in New York and expand their prior duties, with Rothstein overseeing sales of Weinstein Co. and Dimension titles and Kier acting as liaison between the company and distributors worldwide.

Noble and former international publicity head Woods will work from the company's London office, with each taking part in the Weinstein Co.'s worldwide distributors and BAFTA campaigns. Woods will coordinate her leading efforts with New York-based Dani Weinstein and Los Angeles-based Liz Biber and Jill DiRaffaele.

Before joining the company, Noble spent seven years as head of publicity for Mel Gibson's Icon Film Distribution in the U.K.