Former Inferno Distribution vice president of production and development Amanda Blue has been named vice president of development and acquisitions at Myriad Pictures.

Blue will travel to Sundance in her first outing for the company.

She previously worked as Capital Films and as an assistant to writers Dana Stevens and Ed Solomon. At Inferno she worked on Smother, produced by Jay Roach and starring Diane Keaton, and the upcoming Japanese movie remake Hachiko starring Richard Gere.

'We are thrilled to have Amanda as part of the team here at Myriad,' president and CEO Kirk D'Amico said. 'She has a great eye and ear. Amanda will be responsible for bringing in new material and expanding our slate in both the commercial and quality film genres.'

Myriad announced the first project under its deal with comic book creators Studio 407 yesterday and will commence production on the horror title Hybrid.

Myriad's slate includes the Patricia Highsmith adaptation Cry Of The Owl with Paddy Considine and Julia Stiles, and the supernatural thriller Not Forgotten with Simon Baker and Paz Vega.