The Metropolitan Film School, basedat London's EalingStudios, has appointed Jonny Persey as its new school director.

Persey is an active film producer through APT Films,which is finishing Jerry Rothwell's documentary Deep Water. Perseypreviously produced films including WondrousOblivion and Everyone's Child. Healso has a background in education and training in London, South America and Africa.

Persey replaces Christoph Rohl who left the post to make a feature film in Germany.

Luke Montagu, director of the school, said: "Given hisbackground as a working film producer, Jonny'sarrival at the Met reinforces our commitment to delivering the most practical,industry-focused courses available. In addition, through his ongoinginvolvement in feature film production, Jonny willensure that our course content evolves in line with the rapidly changingindustry."