Los Angeles-based film finance operation The Lewis Horowitz Organization (LHO) has named former Equicap Financial Corporation executive Robert Beattie as its new Canadian representative. Beattie will be based in Vancouver, British Columbia.

LHO founder and president Lew Horowitz said Beattie's presence in Vancouver will "significantly increase our ability to assist Canadian clients in putting film and TV production deals together."

Beattie was previously senior vice president at Equicap, the Toronto-based film financing subsidiary of Alliance Atlantis Communications. Before that, he spent six years with the Royal Bank of Canada.