Alan Partington has been appointed as the new managing director of the UK's Tartan Video.

Previously managing director of Metrodome Distribution and head of theatrical and video sales for Pathe, he will take up his position from Sept 1.

Hamish McAlpine, owner of the Tartan Group, commented: "I am absolutely thrilled to welcome someone of Alan Partington's calibre and experience in the Tartan Group. It is not just a reflection on how much Tartan Video has grown in the last two years but more importantly signals our clear intentions for the future".

Future Tartan video and DVD titles include Secretary, Rob Zombie's House Of 1000 Corpses; Party Monster, starring Macaulay Culkin; Battle Royale 2, and Wonderland, featuring Val Kilmer and Friends' Lisa Kudrow, which is set to premiere at Toronto Film Festival before receiving its UK release in March 2004.

From its inhouse production division comes Bundy, 16 Years Of Alcohol, and The Hillside Strangler.