She will be tasked with overseeing and expanding Shine’s development slate.

Marina Brackenbury has been appointed as head of development at Shine Pictures, the film division of Shine Group.

Brackenbury will jointly report to Shine Pictures’ head of film Ollie Madden and executive chairman Stephen Garrett, and is tasked with overseeing and expanding Shine’s development slate.

She previously acted as head of development at international commercials and music video production company Stink, where she ran their feature film department.  She has also worked in acquisitions and co-productions in the international offices of New Line Cinema, Bob Berney’s Picturehouse, Paramount Vantage and Hanway.

Shine Pictures has a joint venture with New Regency, for whom they are producing The Gray Man, the Brad Pitt starring thriller directed by James Gray, and the feature version of bestselling Scandinavian thriller Three Seconds. The company also has a sequel to Eastern Promises set up at Focus.

Madden said of Brackenbury’s appointment: “Marina is one of the brightest executives working in the British film business, with experience at both studios and independents. She has a great eye for classy, commercial fare and we’re thrilled that she will be joining us.”

Brackenbury added: “I am very excited about the opportunity at Shine Pictures. The calibre of talent on their already impressive slate is high, and I’ve admired their appetite for distinctive material and strong distributor relationships on both sides of the Atlantic.”