CBS Films‘ move today to promote Maria Faillace to EVP Production comes the same week as Wolfgang Hammer and Terry Press were named co-presidents. It’s the latest shift by the studio since Amy Baer left and CBS Films boosted its activity acquiring finished films. Here’s today’s release:
LOS ANGELES – April 25, 2012 – CBS Films announced today that Maria Faillace has been named Executive Vice President, Production. Faillace, who previously served as Senior Vice President, Production, will focus on and oversee production for the division’s homegrown titles. Terry Press, Co-President, CBS Films, made the announcement.
“Maria is insightful, hard-working and incredibly passionate about the business of making movies,” said Press. “She has strong relationships throughout the industry and a healthy respect for filmmakers.”
As Senior Vice President, Production, for CBS Films, Faillace has shepherded a number of projects, such as director Takashi Shimizu’s horror thriller “7500,” which is set for release on Aug. 31, and the recently wrapped multi-generational comedy “Get A Job,” from director Dylan Kidd. Prior to joining CBS Films in 2008, Faillace spent eight years at FOX 2000, where she rose to the position of Vice President, Production. Project highlights from her time at FOX include “In Her Shoes,” “Fever Pitch” and “All About Steve.” A graduate of the University of Texas at Austin, Faillace began her industry career as assistant to Mireille Soria and Melissa Cobb.
Recent CBS Films releases include the hit films “The Woman in Black” and “Salmon Fishing in the Yemen.” The studio recently wrapped production on “Get A Job,” starring Miles Teller, Anna Kendrick and Bryan Cranston. The division is in early pre-production on “Last Vegas,” a comedy set to star Michael Douglas. Later this year, the studio will release “7500,” followed by the romantic drama “The Words” on Sept. 21 and the action comedy “Seven Psychopaths” on Nov. 2.