MGM has promoted Judi Farkas from director of development to vice president of development on the East Coast.

Reporting to Kathie Berlin, senior VP of marketing and production, Farkas is responsible for developing a full production slate to reflect MGM’s commitment to East Coast-based writers and the book and theatrical markets.

Farkas and Berlin currently have “Bad Desire” in development. John Schlesinger will direct from a screenplay by Matthew Chapman.

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