CBS Films, which has supplemented its homegrown slate with acquisitions of finished films, has hired Scott Shooman to be EVP Acquisitions. CBS Films president and CEO Amy Baer made the appointment. Shooman, who spent a decade at Sony Pictures and was most recently veep of Acquisitions and Productions there, will report to CBS Films COO Wolfgang Hammer. Hammer has been leading the CBS acquisitions charge that resulted in the release of The Mechanic, and the acquisition of the Daniel Radcliffe haunted house thriller The Woman in Black, and the Colin Firth-Cameron Diaz comedy Gambit. Shooman was involved in such films as Insidious, Hanna, Machete, and The Imaginarium of Dr. Parnassus. “Scott has a great eye for commercially viable, high quality films like Insidious,” Hammer said. “He also possesses a deep passion and healthy aggressiveness for working with filmmakers. Simply put, we’re incredibly excited to welcome him to the team.” Said Baer: Acquisitions are an important part of our strategy and the addition of Scott gives us new energy and strength.”
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