HenriZimand's Monaco-based international production company Zimand Entertainment hasopened a second office in Los Angeles top focus on a slate of feature films.

Developmentand production executive Kate McArdle will head the office and is charged withsourcing screenplays and seeing them through development and production.McArdle most recently produced Robert Greenwald's Outfoxed and Uncovered.

Zimandrecently optioned Going To St Ives byPulitzer Prize nominated playwright Lee Blessing, which Blessing will adapt forthe screen, as well as Susan Wiggs' novel Table For Five, and Ken Martin's original screenplay Untraceables.

Zimand's animation label Zeppelin Animation Ltd produces theearly childhood development series BabyToonz.