Jennifer Simpson has been appointed president of Reese Witherspoon's production company Type A Films which is based at Intermedia in Los Angeles. Simpson will oversee acquisition, development and production of all projects for the company and will report to Witherspoon, the actress with credits including Legally Blonde and The Importance Of Being Earnest.

Simpson began her career at ICM and was recently head of development and production at Barry Mendel's Disney-based production outfit. She has worked on films including The Sixth Sense and The Royal Tenenbaums and yet-to-be-produced projects such as Shanghai, The Prisoner and Flora Plum.

Type A has projects in development including Legally Blonde II at MGM and Untitled Tennis Project at Columbia.