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Paramount Names New SVP of Physical International Sales & Distribution


David Elliott has been appointed senior VP of physical international sales and distribution for Paramount Home Entertainment, replacing Charlie McAuley, who is retiring after 13 years with the company.

In this role, Elliott will oversee the physical sales and distribution of the studio’s film and television properties internationally, providing leadership and direction to the international sales teams and developing strategies to maximize revenue. He will report to Craig White, the company’s executive VP of worldwide sales and distribution.

Elliott joins Paramount from Twentieth Century Fox, where he served as senior VP and managing director for emerging markets, APAC, LatAm and EMEA, a role that saw him lead home entertainment content distribution for digital and physical products across all emerging markets and licensee businesses. He previously served as senior VP of market development for the Asia Pacific, LatAm and Northern Europe; senior VP and head of international operations; and VP and head of international finance and accounting for Fox.

“David’s rich and diverse experience in the world’s leading and fast-developing markets uniquely positions him to navigate and take advantage of the exciting opportunities our industry offers,” said White. “I am excited to have David at Paramount and look forward to his contributions.”

Elliott will replace McAuley. McAuley joined Paramount in 2006 as managing director of home Entertainment for the U.K and Ireland. In 2015, McAuley was promoted to senior VP, responsible for international physical sales and managing distribution partnerships and licensing.

“Charlie has been a highly successful business leader, as well as a formidable competitor and esteemed colleague and friend to many in the industry in Europe and beyond,” said White. “He has provided expert stewardship for Paramount’s fabled film library and delivered critical successes throughout his tenure. Charlie’s legacy and impact on the industry and his colleagues are exemplary. He will be sorely missed and we wish him well in his retirement.”

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