Winchester Films has appointed Gareth Jones to head UK production activities. The ex-Alibi Films International chief joins the UK company as head of UK film production and finance, effective from next week.

Jones, who was formerly head of HandMade Films, will act as the contact point for producers outside the US and will source projects. He will continue his consultant role with MR Film Sales on Mystics.

"Producers will be able to come directly to Gareth who will offer and coordinate the full range of Winchester services including UK theatrical distribution and international sales," said Winchester chief Gary Smith