The UK's New Producers Alliance (NPA) has named David Popeas its new CEO. Pope had been director of education at New York Film Academy UK.

He also directed the shortfilm Skulls, Angels Mom and Dad andfeature film Miles FromNowhere.

Pope is also an associatetutor for the British Film Institute and is a mentor for the UK Film Council'syouth initiative First Light.

He will attend Cannes alongside NPA's events andcommunications manager Sophie Scott.