The executive arrives from Focus Features where she served seven years, most recently as evp of production and development.

Small will be based in the company’s Santa Monica office and reports directly to Graham King.

“We are pleased to welcome Kahli Small to GK Films,” King said. “Her reputation in the industry and track record for success are exactly the qualities that we are looking for in our executives as we expand our company.”

“I am very excited to become a part of the GK Films team and work with Graham, an innovative producer and entrepreneur as he continues to reshape and redefine Hollywood,” Small said. “I owe an enormous debt to Focus which has been my home for many years. I will miss them, but look forward to the new challenges ahead.”

At Focus, Small worked as supervising executive on such titles as Milk, Eastern Promises and The American. Prior to Focus Features, she was an independent producer and has also served as head of production at Key Entertainment and was a production executive at MGM.