FilmFour have appointed Katherine Butler as head ofdevelopment.

Butler was executive producer with the New Zealand FilmCommission until 2002 where she developed projects including the Academy Awardnominated Whale Rider.

Most recently she has been working as head of developmentwith Alison Owen at Ruby Films and Gwyneth Paltrow at Go Go Pictures, managingslates which included projects with David Yates, Dominic Savage, Laura Jones,Francesca Joseph and Abi Morgan.

Tessa Ross, Head of FilmFour said "There was an extremelyhigh level of candidates but Katherine came out shining. Her experience and dedication will beinvaluable to our forthcoming projects."