Former Pathé productions executive joins UK outfit.

UK sales and production outfit Altitude Film Entertainment has appointed Gursharn Khaira head of legal and business affairs.

Khaira, formerly business affairs executive for Pathé Productions, joins with immediate effect.

Khaira, who was with Pathé in his most recent role since 2009, will report to Altitude Film Entertainment co-CEO Andy Mayson and Mike Runagall, MD of Altitude Film Sales.

At Pathé, Khaira led on international distribution agreements for all Pathé UK titles including the upcoming Suffragette, Selma, Pride, Philomena and The Iron Lady.

Altitude’s Big Game is set to be released by eOne in the UK this May.

Also in May, the company is due to get underway on recently announced She Who Brings Gifts, to be directed by Colm McCarthey and with Paddy Considine, Gemma Arterton and Glenn Close on board to star.