Carla Hacken Leaving New Regency

By | Thursday August 9, 2012 @ 9:12am PDT
Mike Fleming

BREAKING: Carla Hacken is leaving her post as production president at New Regency. Hacken, the former ICM agent and longtime Fox 2000 executive vice president, just took the post last November as Arnon Milchan and CEO Brad Weston began … Read More »

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New Regency Names Valerie Van Galder Marketing President, Hires Tim Clawson And David Manpearl

By | Tuesday July 24, 2012 @ 1:36pm PDT
Mike Fleming

Valerie Van Galder New RegencyEXCLUSIVE: New Regency president/CEO Brad Weston has named Valerie Van Galder to be President of Marketing. At the same time, The Weinstein Company’s Tim Clawson has been hired to be New Regency’s EVP/Head of Physical Production, and Mandeville Films SVP David Manpearl is coming aboard as VP Production.

Weston, the former production president at Paramount and Dimension, was hired less than a year by New Regency majority owner Arnon Milchan to refashion the company into an enterprise that would make the kind of ballsy and memorable filmmaker-driven films that once distinguished the company, back when Milchan generated L.A. Confidential, Heat, JFK and Fight Club. Weston has slowly been putting his own team in place, including production president Carla Hacken and EVP Production Alexandra Milchan; TV head Andrew Plotkin; CFO Mimi Tseng and COO Jonathan Fisher. Weston said Van Galder is a big hire for the company, and he feels New Regency has the final major pieces of its executive team in place, at a time with the film slate has begun to bear fruit. Read More »

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New Regency Inks First-Look Deal With Israel Content Developer ADD

By | Monday February 6, 2012 @ 10:10am PST

The success in the U.S. of Showtime’s Homeland and HBO’s In Treatment, two shows based on Israeli series, has made other American companies look in that direction for ideas. The latest sees New Regency Productions announcing today a first-look deal with … Read More »

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New Regency Signs Len Wiseman’s Sketch Films To First-Look Producing Pact

By | Thursday December 1, 2011 @ 5:03pm PST
Mike Fleming

EXCLUSIVE: New Regency has signed a two-year first look producing deal with Len Wiseman and David Bernardi’s Sketch Films. The deal was made by New Regency CEO Brad Weston, whose mandate under Arnon Milchan is to turn New Regency into … Read More »

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New Regency Acquires Aron Eli Coleite Pitch ‘Hellbent’

By | Monday November 21, 2011 @ 12:11pm PST
Mike Fleming

EXCLUSIVE: New Regency closed a mid-six figure deal for Hellbent, a thriller pitch that will be written by Aron Eli Coleite. Erwin Stoff and Michael Green will produce and New Regency CEO Brad Weston took it off the table as … Read More »

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Fox 2000 EVP Carla Hacken Becomes New Regency Production President

Mike Fleming

EXCLUSIVE: Longtime Fox 2000 EVP Carla Hacken is leaving the studio to become president of production for New Regency. It is the latest move in a restructuring of the company since Arnon Milchan reemerged as an active chairman and installed … Read More »

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New Regency Lands ‘Fraggle Rock’ Feature Rights Auction

By | Friday October 28, 2011 @ 4:51pm PDT
Mike Fleming

EXCLUSIVE: New Regency today acquired rights to turn the Jim Henson series Fraggle Rock into a feature film. The property was shopped and caught the interest of studios, before New Regency made the deal for a film that will be … Read More »

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New Regency Joins Mark Wahlberg-Russell Crowe Drama ‘Broken City,’ Fox To Distribute

Mike Fleming

EXCLUSIVE: In one of its first moves since Brad Weston was named CEO and Arnon Milchan reinserted himself as the active head of the company, New Regency has come aboard the producing roster of Broken City, the Allen Hughes-directed drama … Read More »

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Chris Columbus Joins Paramount’s ‘The Secret Lives Of Road Crews’

By | Friday September 23, 2011 @ 2:25pm PDT
Mike Fleming

EXCLUSIVE: Chris Columbus is negotiating to become attached to direct The Secret Lives of Road Crews, an action comedy script by Kevin Lund and T.J. Scott about a clandestine group of road crew workers who are the last line of … Read More »

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Alexandra Milchan Rejoins New Regency As Executive Vice President

By | Friday September 16, 2011 @ 5:19pm PDT
Mike Fleming

After Arnon Milchan reconstituted New Regency with a new $500 million credit line and plans to reemerge at the helm with former Paramount production president Brad Weston as CEO, Alexandra Milchan has returned to the company as executive vice … Read More »

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Former Paramount Production President Brad Weston In Talks For New Regency CEO

Mike Fleming

EXCLUSIVE: Hours after Deadline revealed the impending exit of New Regency chairmen Bob Harper and Hutch Parker, I’m told that former Paramount Pictures production president Brad Weston is in deep negotiations to run the production/financing company as president/CEO. That … Read More »

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Paramount And Fake Empire Buy ‘Let It Snow’

By | Tuesday May 31, 2011 @ 12:11pm PDT
Mike Fleming

EXCLUSIVE: Paramount Pictures-based Fake Empire has acquired Let It Snow, a pitch package that includes rights to an anthology of three intersecting short stories by young-adult novelists John Green, Maureen Johnson and Lauren Myracle. The script will be written by … Read More »

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Paramount Buys Sci-Fi Thriller Pitch From ‘Apollo 18′ Scribe

By | Wednesday March 16, 2011 @ 6:09pm PDT
Mike Fleming

EXCLUSIVE: Paramount Pictures has acquired an untitled science fiction thriller pitch that will be written by Brian Miller. He’s the scribe whose writing sample won a contest held by Timur Bekmambetov. That script turned into Apollo 18, the Dimension Films “found footage” pic that opens April 22. Brad Weston will … Read More »

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