Fortissimo Films has appointed Catherine Le Clef as senior vice president, TV and ancillary sales. Le Clef will join the International Film and TV outfit on January 1st and will be based in Paris. The film sales company already has a presence in Hong Kong, London, New York, Sydney as well as its main office in Amsterdam. Besides running Fortissimo's existing TV activities, Le Clef is expected to expand the TV side to include documentaries for TV and made for TV movies. Le Clef joins Fortissimo from Paris based Doc & Co, an international distributor of documentaries. In this capacity, she oversaw international distribution of "The Staircase" by Jean-Xavier de Lestrade; "Salvador Allende" by Patricio Guzman; "The Mother's House" by Francois Vester; and "Hothouse" by Shimon Dotan. Prior to this, she was with Film Transit International in Canada where she worked for 15 years. [Brian Brooks]