Koh sees Future as next home


LONDON -- Future Films USA, the West Coast arm of U.K.-based financier and production company Future Films, has hired Fox Searchlight executive Charlotte Koh as a business development executive.

Koh will report to Future Films USA CEO Simon Horsman and will work with producers and agents in both film and television to widen Future's business in the U.S. by bringing in new projects, expanding the company's production commitments and forging talent relationships.

She also will attend the major festivals and markets throughout the year "seeking projects in need of finance and packaging, particularly in the cash-flowing of state tax incentives, all to help trigger production greenlights," Future said.

Koh was formerly an executive at Fox Searchlight Pictures working in production, development and acquisitions under Claudia Lewis and Peter Rice.