New Films International (NFI) has appointed Richard Albert vice president of worldwide operations and business affairs and charged him with overseeing a company restructure.

Los Angeles-based Albert has brought on Julie Nong as general counsel and will continue to run his own entertainment law practice. 'We believe that it is essential to keep up with the rapidly changing scene in the entertainment industry both in the United States and elsewhere, so we are formalising the way we work,' NFI president Nesim Hason said.

NFI's EFM slate features Rob Schmidt's The Alphabet Killer with Eliza Dushka, Tim Robbins, Cary Elwes and Michael Ironside, Alejandro Chomski's A Beautiful Life, and Scott Prendergast's Kabluey starring Lisa Kudrow, Christine Taylor, Jeffrey Dean Morgan and Teri Garr.