Anita Nelving has been appointed managing director at the CineVegas Film Festival and will oversee all festival departments and its year-round schedule of events.

Nelving begins work on September 2 and will also be responsible for approving budgetary decisions and overseeing the festival's relationships with other arts organisations and Las Vegas properties while managing the festival brand in Las Vegas.

She previously served as director of public relations for the Cirque Du Soleil resident shows in Las Vegas and also led the PR team for the international launch of Cirque Du Soleil's Ka show at the MGM Grand.