Alexandra Stone, who has spent the last 14 years in senior production roles at Jeremy Thomas' Recorded Picture Company (RPC), has left Recorded to head up a new film division for Creative Management And Productions (CMP) called CMP Film Ltd.

Based in London, she will be charged with developing and producing a slate of director- and writer-driven films. She joins CMP partners Nick Frankfort and Tobias Round, who were previously producers at the prestigious London theatre Donar Warehouse.

The theatre/film partnership is designed to create a dynamic partnership of stage and screen for CMP and CMP Film Ltd.

Frankfort and Round created CMP two years ago. The company commissioned and produced the stage adaptation of Swimming With Sharks with Mike Lesslie, co-produced The Hound Of The Baskervilles and Year Of The Rat and the current West End production of the Donmar's Piaf directed by Jamie Lloyd. Upcoming projects include the West End production of Three Days Of Rain to star James McAvoy and Nigel Harman.

CMP also manages a select group of directors and choreographers including Michael Grandage, Jamie Lloyd, Rob Ashford and Christopher Wheeldon.

Stone was most recently head of development at RPC in London where she oversaw projects with directors such as Bernardo Bertolucci, Terry Gilliam, Phillip Noyce and David Cronenberg. She first worked for Thomas in Los Angeles, opening and heading an LA office for RPC.

She began her career in Hollywood working for Paula Weinstein's Spring Creek Productions based at Warner Bros.

Her producing credits include David Mackenzie's Young Adam, Menhaj Huda's Kidulthood, Richard Linklater's Fast Food Nation and Gerald McMorrow's Franklyn which recently had its world premiere at the London Film Festival.

She is a familiar face at the Cannes, Sundance and Toronto film festivals and well-connected on both sides of the Atlantic.

'It is an exciting time to be merging ideas from stage and screen,' said Stone in a statement. 'I am looking forward to creating a brand new slate of projects at CMP Film and having the additional opportunity to make films with playwrights and theatre directors as well as screenwriters and film-makers.'

Frankfort and Round added their own statement: 'We are delighted to have an extraordinary partner in Alexandra Stone who is joining CMP to create a new area of business for the company and to evolve our work into other media. This new division will realise CMP's ambition to produce film and to engage with artists across both the theatre and film disciplines.'