France's CTV International has appointed Isabelle Dubar to the post of head of distribution.

Dubar will handle acquisitions for the company as well as supervising theatrical releases. She will also create a new label specifically aimed at promoting independent film. The label will handle 6-8 films per year.

In 1997, Dubar set up ID Distribution which released sich titles as Todd Solondz's Happiness and Joan Chen's Xiu Xi. The outfit has now closed.

Jean-Marie Cuvillier founded CTV in 1987. The company works with a wide array of genres - releases have included Richard Linklater's Before Sunset, Alcon Entertainment's animated Racing Stripes, Christopher Guest's For Your Consideration and this month, Jean-Pierre Limosin's Young Yakuza. Upcoming on its distribution slate are Jiri Menzel's I Served The King Of England and Takeshi Kitano's Glory To The Filmmaker.