Magazine article Screen International

HanWay Makes Key Hires

Magazine article Screen International

HanWay Makes Key Hires

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Blue chip UK sales outfit HanWay Films has appointed a new head of sales and head of distribution and marketing amid a company shake-up.

In a new role sitting atop of the company's sales division, former Fortissimo executive Nicole Mackey has been appointed head of sales.

Mackey will oversee the company's revered theatrical sales business, and will work hand in hand with boutique label HanWay Select.

Anna Chettle has been promoted to senior sales manager.

In a new role, former Warner Bros. UK executive Tom Grievson has been hired as head of distribution and marketing. In the same department, Simone Talfourd has been promoted to senior marketing manager.

Grievson will look to develop HanWay's brand strategy and explore "'direct to consumer' distribution opportunities".

Mackey previously spent 12 years at Fortissimo Films, prior to which she worked at Capitol, Signpost and Lolafilms. The industry veteran has worked on titles including Martin Scorsese's Shine A Light, Kevin Macdonald's Marley, Debra Granik's Winter's Bone as well as classics from Wong Kar Wai and Tran Anh Hung.

"HanWay is one of the most prestigious companies in our sector," said Mackey, who had been consulting for the company in recent months. …

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