Paul Trijbits, whose six-year stint as head of the UK Film Council's New Cinema Fund ended last autumn, has joined Alison Owen's London-based Ruby Films.

Full details of Tribijts' role at Ruby are yet to be confirmed, but it is expected that he will be active in acquiring and executive producing projects.

Ruby Films was established in 1999. Its credits include Is Harry on the Boat, Sylvia and Love + Hate. Among its forthcoming titles are Brick Lane , The Other Boelyn Girl and Rachel's Holiday. The company has a development deal with Film4.

'The reason I am here is that it is a terrific company, an exciting place to be, with one of the greatest development and production line-up that you could wish a UK company to have,' Trijbits said.

During Trijbits' time at the UK Film Council, the New Cinema Fund backed such titles as The Wind That Shakes The Barley, Red Road , The Magdalene Sisters and London To Brighton.