Dete Meserve has been promoted to president of Wind Dancer Films and will be based in the company's new Beverly Hills office.

As president, she will oversee production, financing and distribution of Wind Dancer's film slate, continuing to manage the company's development fund and working with financiers to put films into production.

The fund was established late last year to develop high concept, commercial theatrical comedies in the $15-$30m range.

Meserve has been at Wind Dancer since the mid-1990s, when she was brought in to oversee administration and operations as the company evolved from television to film and theatre.

She most recently served as executive vice president, overseeing business affairs and financing. During her tenure, Wind Dancer's theatrical credits have included Where The Heart Is and What Women Want.

'Dete has been an integral part of Wind Dancer and in this new position will help guide the company through this period of growth by expanding our development slate and aggressively moving a number of projects toward production in the coming months,' Wind Dancer Partners Matt Williams said.

Wind Dancer has also opened an office in Beverly Hills to complement its New York City operations.