The popular executive has joined as head of sales and distribution and will head to AFM this week with a slate that includes Eisner and Almost Heroes 3D.

Jim Harvey most recently served as president of Studio City Pictures and prior to that was evp of sales at Bold/Affinity Films, where he licensed rights to Drive, Rabbit Hole and The Hole.

He has also held positions at Element Films, Myriad Pictures, Lakeshore International, Summit Entertainment and The Samuel Goldwyn Company.

The Inception Film Partners slate includes the 3D CG animated film Almost Heroes 3D from DigiArt Production, Andrew Bergman’s directorial return in Eisner and the rom-com Barefoot from Andrew Fleming.

“I’ve been friends with Jim for many years and have always held him in high regard; all of us are excited and honoured to have Jim on the team,” said Alex Barder, president of Inception Film Partners.

“Jim has extensive worldwide distribution relationships and a proven sales track record which fit perfectly with IFP’s goal to become a pre-eminent provider of high quality commercial filmed entertainment to a worldwide market.”