Anne Carey, who started independent production shingle This Is That with Ted Hope, Anthony Bregman and Diana Victor, has entered into a “strategic partnership” with Epoch Films. The goal is to significantly expand Epoch’s film and TV operations, per founding partner Mindy Goldberg. Carey will oversee Epoch’s roster of directors and grow the company’s development slate, and will tap Epoch’s development fund to expand the company’s slate. Epoch produced Junebug and Gigantic and is developing Low Down for a late 2011 stars, produced by Albert Berger & Ron Yerxa. Carey’s producing credits include The American, Adventureland and The Savages. She continues on the projects she was developing, including the Lynn Shelton-directed Then We Came To The End, which Hope is also producing.  UTA repped Carey.