Producer Jeff Rice of Jeff Rice Films has partnered with film financier/Producer Tommy Vlahopoulos of Tommy V Productions to expand Jeff Rice Films into a bicoastal operation, with offices in Beverly Hills and New York City. Vlahopoulos, brought into the company as a new investor/Executive Producer, will operate out of the new NYC office as an in-house executive producer. Rice and Vlahopoulos previously collaborated to produce the film Intruders, which sees theatrical release through eOne Entertainment January 15, 2016.

As part of the expansion, Matthew Lamothe has been promoted to Vice President of Jeff Rice Films. Lamothe, who was a producer for the romantic comedy I’ll See You In My Dreams, has worked with Rice since 2013, and served as Executive Producer on Intruders.

Among Jeff Rice Films’ upcoming slate of projects, Vlahopoulos recently acquired the rights to Crawl To Me, a thriller feature written by Intruders scribes TJ Cimfel and David White and based on a graphic novel by Alan Robert, published by IDW. Vlahopoulos will executive produce with Robert, Matthew Lamothe, Christopher White, Jeff Mazzola producing along with Jeff Rice and co-produced by Marc Manus. Director and cast for the film will be announced later in the year.