Element Films International,the sales arm of Sam Nazarian's Los Angeles-basedElement Films, has hired Jim Harvey as vice president of sales.

Harvey arrives from Myriad Pictures and will reportdirectly to Element Films International chief John Fremes.Since 2002 he has served as executive director of sales and distribution atMyriad Pictures, where he handled theatrical and television sales and was afrequent attendee at the key global markets.

He most recently handledinternational sales on the upcoming Edie Sedgwick picture Factory Girl starring Sienna Miller, Guy Pearce and HaydenChristensen, and Copying Beethoven,which receives its world premiere in Toronto and stars Ed Harris and Diane Kruger.

Before joining MyriadPictures, Harvey served as director of international distribution atLakeshore International, and prior to that he was at Summit Entertainment.