Ealing Studios has appointedSophie Meyer as head of development, head of studio Barnaby Thompson announcedtoday.

Meyer will oversee thedevelopment slate for Ealing Studios and production company Fragile Films, andgenerate new material. Working with Thompson, she will push forward projectssuch as the studio's remake of StTrinians.

"I am delighted that Sophiehas joined the team at Ealing Studios and confident that her experience andrigour will quickly enhance the movies we make," said Thompson.

Meyer most recently headedUK development at production company Mission Pictures. Before that, she servedstints at Intermedia and British Screen. At Mission, she worked on DannyBoyle's Millions and John McKay's Piccadilly Jim and with such writers anddirectors as Frank Cottrell Boyce, Dominic Savage and Julian Fellowes.

"I'm thrilled to be atEaling Studios, a place long associated with quality British films and smart,original comedies," she said. "I've greatly admired Barnaby's films and amexcited to be part of rebuilding the Ealing brand."