Film Financier and producers representative Luke G-Jones, hasjoined New Films International (NFI) as director of co-production finance.

The appointment comes as the Beverly Hills-based internationalproduction and distribution group continues to expand its production slate,having recently announcing a co-production deal with John Woo and TerenceChang's Lion Rock Productions.

Luke G-Jones, who previously served as head of boutique financingand producer's representative Producers Legs, will seek out financingopportunities for New Films' burgeoning slate.

'Working out of Europe, and in particular the UK, is aconstant uphill battle, but it teaches you the hard way, constantly having tothink out of the box and find unusual ways of financing movies,' G-Jonessaid.

'To be able to bring these attributes to an establishedentity such as New Films will enable us to grow significantly over the next fewmonths.'

G-Jones previously served as business development executive forFuture Film Group and as head of acquisitions for Denmark's WAVE Pictures.

Under the guidance of executive vice president Ron Gell, NFI plansto acquire and produce eight-10 titles each year. Library titles include Game6, The Thing About My Folks and The Dying Gaul.

NFI's upcomingproduction slate includes the supernatural thriller Bloody Numbers through its deal with Lion RockProductions, action thriller Living & Dying starring Edward Furlong and Bai Ling,action horror title Fall Down Dead, and family saga The Mermaids Singing starring Jessica Lange and NeveCampbell.