Goodman most recently served as marketing consultant and independent producer to Warner Bros and Fox among others and will be based in Los Angeles where she reports to executive director North America David Corbett.

Goodman will set about searching for US distribution partners on Postman Pat: The Movie, which is set to open in UK cinemas in May 2013.

The development roster includes animated 3D title Life And Adventures Of Santa Claus with Toonz Entertainment, earmarked for a holiday season 2013 release.

Goodman’s resumé includes vp of filmed entertainment at Bonneville Worldwide Entertainment. She began her career in the acquisitions department at Miramax in New York.