Ashley Schlaifer, who worked on Red and Now You See Me while at Summit, to head Pulse’s US development and production.

Pulse Films has appointed of Ashley Schlaifer as head of US development and production for the company’s Los Angeles-based US division.

Schlaifer will be responsible for, and oversee the development of a slate of scripted television and film projects in the US, working under the production partnership of CEO Thomas Benski and head of film Lucas Ochoa. She will also work closely with UK head of development Moss Barclay.

Schlaifer previously worked as an executive at Summit Entertainment where she worked on titles including action movie Red and illusionist thriller Now You See Me.

Schlaifer went on to work as head of strategic partnerships at The Mobile Audience, focusing on the intersection of technology and entertainment, and working with film studios, television networks, and music labels to find new ways to reach consumers through mobile devices.

“We are delighted to have Ashley join the Pulse team; her experience and skillset will help continue to strengthen our scripted presence in LA and ensure we remain aligned within the US industry” said Benski.

Pulse Films has offices in London, LA, New York and Paris. It has produced features including Shut Up and Play the Hits, Who Is Dayani Cristal?, Nick Cave doc 20,000 Days on Earth, and Edwyn Collins doc The Possibilities Are Endless, which debuted at SXSW last month.