ERIC EISNER has resigned as president of the David Geffen Co. to enter the feature film field in an as yet unannounced capacity. His successor, not yet announced by Geffen, is DAVID BERMAN, prexy of Capitol Records from 1987 to 1989. Berman will have neither the title nor breadth of responsibility held by Eisner, but will supervise the Geffen record and music publishing arms now owned by Matsushita’s MCA/Universal. Eisner joined Geffen at the company’s founding in 1981; previously he was an entertainment lawyer.
STEPHEN F. RANDALL, formerly one of five senior production veepees at Tri-Star, was installed as executive v.p. of worldwide production. In addition to overseeing all production and development, Randall will continue to assign himself executive in charge of selected films.
DOUGLAS D. RICHARDSON has been installed as president and chief executive officer of Litchfield Theaters (a 228-screen circuit) and the Litchfield Co. of South Carolina (resort community developer). The former commercial banker and real estate developer has been an officer of both companies since October 1990.
SUSAN GELB has been named to the new post of v.p. of production finance for Walt Disney Pictures and Touchstone Pictures.
SUSAN PRITCHARD has been named manager of operations at indie film distribution company Moviestore Entertainment. She previously was manager of film and video services for Vidmark Entertainment.
Author and indie producer MILT FELSEN has been elected chairman of the Florida Motion Picture, Television & Recording Industry Advisory Council. Felson, in turn, named NORMAN R. RICE, v.p. and studio manager of Universal Studios Florida, as the council vice-chairman.
GINA WAY has been elevated to director of development of Laurence Mark Prods., which has an overall producing deal with Hollywood Pictures.
JIM BEGG is the new senior v.p. of production at Trimark Pictures.