Paramount Home Entertainment: David Elliott, new SVP of physical international sales and distribution

David Elliott has been appointed SVP of Physical International Sales and Distribution, announced Craig White, EVP, Worldwide Sales and Distribution for Paramount Home Entertainment. Elliott will replace 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 White. '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 joins Paramount from Twentieth Century Fox where he served as SVP/MD Emerging Markets – APAC, LATAM, EMEA, leading home entertainment content distribution for digital and physical products across all emerging markets and licensee businesses. He previously served as SVP Market Development, Asia Pacific, Latin America and Northern Europe, SVP/Head of International Operations, and VP/Head of International Finance and Accounting for Fox.
Elliott will replace Charlie McAuley, who is retiring.

McAuley joined Paramount in 2006 as Managing Director, Home Entertainment UK and Ireland. In 2015 McAuley was promoted to Senior Vice President, responsible for international physical sales and managing distribution partnerships and licensing.  McAuley has served as Vice Chairman and later Chairman of the British Video Association (BVA) (now BASE).  He previously worked at CIC International, Woolworths UK and Blockbuster International.

'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 is exemplary.He will be sorely missed and we wish him well in his retirement'.