Former FilmFour finance director Chris Spurgeon has taken up the post of finance director at start-up UK film and TV studio South West Film Studios.

Joining Spurgeon at the $9.4m (£5.76m) Cornwall facility is Kate Hughes, former head of corporate marketing & publicity for FilmFour. Hughes becomes marketing director at the studio, which is being set up by producer Alex Swan and is scheduled to open its doors this summer.