The Fine Line Features co-founder will head the humanitarian organisation, which uses the power of film to education and support global communities in need.

Film Aid founder Caroline Baron sad: “Liz brings to FilmAid an unbeatable combination of leadership talent, film industry savvy and a longstanding commitment to social justice. We couldn’t be more pleased to have her at the helm.”

“I’ve been a fan of FilmAid since its inception and greatly admire its mission and all it has accomplished.” Manne said. “Film has a unique power to connect and communicate with audiences on a deep, emotional level, giving its unlimited potential as a force for good in the world.”

Manne co-founded Fine Line in 1990 with Ira Deutchman and served as evp of marketing until 1997. From 1998-2001 she was evp of programming and marketing for Sundance Channel. She co-founded the boutique production company and consultancy Duopoly in 2002 and in 2009 was appointed by President Obama to serve on the President’s Committee On The Arts And Humanities.