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 to restructure the company to be a more filmmaker driven enterprise. Rumors began circulating in the last week that the fit with Hacken wasn’t a good one. This comes after Weston brought in vet Valerie Van Geldar to run marketing, installed Tim Clawson as New Regency’s EVP/Head of Physical Production, and Mandeville Films SVP David Manpearl came aboard as VP Production. Weston will now look for a production president to replace Hacken.
The company has begun cranking out films, the first of which will be the Allen Hughes-directed Broken City with Mark Wahlberg and Russell Crowe, followed by the Brad Furman-directed Runner, Runner with Ben Affleck and Justin Timberlake; the Steve McQueen-directed Twelve Years A Slave with Chiwetel Ejiofor, Michael Fassbender and Brad Pitt; the Darren Aronofsky-directed Noah with Crowe, Ray Winstone, Anthony Hopkins and Jennifer Connelly; and the Shawn Levy-directed comedy The Internship with Vince Vaughn and Owen Wilson.
Regency CEO Weston just issued this internal memo:
I am writing to let you know that Carla Hacken, our president of production, is leaving the company effective this week.
Carla joined New Regency from 20th Century Fox eight months ago, and we wish her all the best in her future endeavors.
A search is underway for a new president of production to lead our very strong team and we look forward to updating you as we approach a decision.
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