Former Rocket Pictures exec joins as studio also promotes commercial director.

Pinewood Studios

Yu-Fai Suen has been appointed managing director of Pinewood Studio’s production arm Pinewood Pictures.

Yu-Fai, who held senior roles at Aramid Capital Partners, Momentum Pictures and most recently Rocket Pictures where he was chief operating officer, takes up the Pinewood post on March 7.

Pinewood Pictures has also promoted Robert Norris from commercial director to senior vice president, a new position to help the company broaden its content offering. Norris joined Pinewood in 2012 from CinemaNX.

Ivan Dunleavy, chief executive of Pinewood Group plc, said: “Pinewood Pictures has benefitted in the last year from growing interest in our offer to independent film and television producers and our ability to introduce funding from our relationship with the Welsh Government and Isle of Man Government. Yu-Fai will be working with the existing Pinewood Pictures team to extend our offer to the wider production community.”

Pinewood Pictures’ upcoming slate includes UK comedy Mindhorn while its flagship film of 2015 came in the shape of Kit Harrington thriller Spooks: The Greater Good.