Fred Hedman has been promoted to head of sales at HandMade Films International.

Hedman, who has been with the company for six years, will oversee the company's sales operation alongside chairman, Guy Collins, and Marketing Director, Amanda Kenyon.

The company has a busy schedule for next year with projects including Eloise In Paris, The Long Good Friday and Mona Lisa going into production.

Hedman will be looking to recruit a TV Sales Executive in the New Year to work with him and Madrid-based Senior Sales Executive Eva Sklar.