Intandem, the production,sales and distribution company set up former Winchester entertainment chiefGary Smith, has appointed Billy Hurman as a director.

Hurman joins other formerWinchester colleagues at the company, where Andrew Brown is director and DeniseBridgeman acquisitions and marketing executive. Hurman is joined by Sasha Dein, who will take on corporate andproject marketing responsibilities as well as talent liaison.

"[Intandem] has anexciting slate of quality, commercial projects with huge international appeal,"Hurman said. "I am also personally pleased to be re-joining Gary and Andrewwith whom I worked at Winchester Films for nine years"

Intandem launched inFebruary with its debut project, Bille August's thriller Return To Sender. The castincludes Aidan Quinn, Connie Nielsen and Kelly Preston.

"As we continue to grow witha host of exciting new projects, we are delighted that Billy and Sasha havejoined us," Brown said. "They will bring with them a wealth of sales andmarketing experience that will certainly add value to what is already a highlyforward-thinking and progressive team."