Suzanne Mackie has joined Left Bank Pictures as head of film, effective immediately.

She joins from Harbour Pictures where she was director of development.

Mackie will focus on Left Bank's film development slate including the film adaptation of Ayub Khan-Din's play Rafta Rafta, which is already in advanced stages of development.

The role will be part-funded by the UK Film Council's award of $218,000 to Left Bank Pictures as part of the production company vision award.

The award was set up to help UK producers to develop projects that broaden the quality and range of films and talents being developed in the UK. new initiative designed to help creative producers with a vision for the future of UK film to develop projects that will

Mackie said 'I'm delighted to be joining Left Bank Pictures which has quickly established itself as one of the most creative and imaginative production companies in the UK. I am looking forward to developing their film slate and working with such an energetic and talented team.'