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Wacek joins Raffaella

Ed Wacek, former director of development for Universal Pictures, has signed on with Raffaella Prods. as a senior VP of production, U announced Wednesday.

Wacek will be responsible for overseeing development and acquisition of feature and TV projects.

Raffaella Prods., which is run by Raffaella De Laurentiis (daughter of producer Dino De Laurentiis), just renewed its deal at Universal for another three years.

“I’m delighted to have Ed joining my team, having really enjoyed working with him on ‘Kull.’ He’s very familiar with my projects and shares my vision,” Raffaella De Laurentiis said.

At U, Wacek oversaw production of “Kull the Conqueror” and worked on “The Nutty Professor,” “Twister” and “The Trigger Effect.”

Before Universal, Wacek spent three years at Island Pictures on such pics as “Don’t Be a Menace to South Central While Drinking Your Juice in the Hood,” “The Cure,” “The War,” “The Sandlot” and “Airheads.”

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