Former FilmFour executive Andrew Hildebrand is to join Michael Kuhn's Qwerty Films as head of commercial and business affairs.

Hildebrand joined FilmFour as director of business affairs at its inception, where he handled negotiations and contracts across all of FilmFour's co-financing, sales and distribution activities.

Hidlebrand replaces Kathryn Craig, who is leaving to establish her own business affairs consultancy.

Former PolyGram Filmed Entertainment chief Kuhn set up Qwerty Films with Malcolm Ritchie and Jill Tandy in 2001.

The company's first two productions - Paul Morrison's Wondrous Oblivion and Brian Hegeland's Sin Eater are scheduled for release this year.