Wild Bunch label Wild Side Films has hired formerCelestial Pictures executive Veronique Tan to acquire Asian films for thecompany.

Wild Side is active in theatrical and videodistribution and is looking to grow its Asian acquisitions. Tan will evaluateprojects from China, Hong Kong, Korea,Taiwan, Thailand, Japan and other Southeast Asiancountries.

With a strong background in Asian film, Wild Side hashandled such titles as Kim Jee-woon's A Tale Of Two Sisters, Old Boy from Park Chan-wook, a large selection of the Shaw brothers library andclassics from the likes of Kurosawa.