Tehranian on MGM terrain

MGM Pictures has named Yalda Tehranian, lately of Live Entertainment, to the post of vice president for production, where she’ll be responsible for discovering and developing new feature projects and helping to shepherd them into production, the studio announced Tuesday.

Tehranian will again report to her former Columbia Pictures boss, Michael Nathanson, who is now president of MGM Pictures.

At Live, where Tehranian was senior VP, she oversaw features such as “Trees Lounge,” “The Arrival,” “Hotel De Love” and upcoming films “Permanent Midnight” and Sydney Lumet’s “Critical Care.”

Before joining Live, Tehranian spent two years at New Line/Fine Line, where she was exec director of acquisitions and co-productions. At Columbia Pictures, she was executive assistant to Nathanson, later rising to a creative exec post.

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