Former HanWay exec joins as head of sales from January 2014.

Former HanWay exec Fabien Westerhoff has joined London sales and finance outfit WestEnd Films as head of sales, effective January 2014.

Westerhoff will join managing director Eve Schoukroun in leading sales at the company, which is looking to grow its slate.

Westerhoff recently departed HanWay after guiding its specialty division HanWay Select, where he worked on titles including upcoming Sundance premiere 20,000 Days on Earth, the doc charting a day in the life of Nick Cave; Errol Morris’ The Unknown Known; and Oscar-shortlisted Dirty Wars as well as HanWay’s catalogue of classics.

Schoukroun commented: “Fabien has a great range of relationships, a wide knowledge of the business and is much respected by our community. He will lead our growing sales team as our activities expand and I’m thrilled to have him part of the adventure.”

Westerhoff added: “WestEnd has quickly established a solid brand for filmmaking excellence and commercial ambition, and a destination for producers from all horizons on both sides of the pond. It is an exciting time in the company’s expansion and I am delighted to join such an illustrious team.”

WestEnd’s slate currently includes Ralph Fiennes’ The Invisible Woman, David Gordon Green duo Joe and Manglehorn, Yuval Adler’s Bethlehem, and Michael Winterbottom’s The Face of an Angel and The Silent Storm.