UK distributor Pathe Distribution has appointed Anna Butler as director of marketing, deputy managing director Ian George announced on Friday.

Butler formerly spent five years as head of press and marketing at UK film and TV cultural body the British Film Institute. She will report directly to George, who was promoted from head of marketing at Pathe last year.

Butler's appointment comes as Patricia Gill joins the distributor as national publicist. Gill, who previously served three years at Jackie Cooper PR, will report to head of publicity Geraldine Moloney.

Forthcoming releases from Pathe include Michael Winterbottom's The Claim, Jean-Jacques Annaud's Enemy At The Gates, Adam Shankman's The Wedding Planner and Nick Hamm's The Hole.