K-L ups Mittleman

He slides into exec veep slot

The Kushner-Locke Co. on Monday named Phil Mittleman executive VP for feature films. Mittleman, 27, will oversee the company’s feature pic development and production slate.

Mittleman became the company’s youngest executive in 1995 when he was appointed senior VP for features. He joined Kushner-Locke in 1992 and was responsible for co-writing Wes Craven’s “Mind Ripper,” one of the firm’s first feature projects. Earlier, he was a script coordinator on “Sweating Bullets” for CBS.

“I have enjoyed being a part of the dramatic growth of our film division,” Mittleman said in a statement. “We will continue to seek out, develop and nurture emerging talent, while bundling our reputation as a place where filmmakers can come to get their films financed, produced and distributed.”

Kushner-Locke’s upcoming production slate includes Lawrence Kasanoff’s sci-fi thriller “Beowulf,” which was recently acquired by Miramax’s Dimension Films; “Girl,” starring Dominique Swain (“Lolita”) and Sean Patrick Flanery; John Landis’ “Susan’s Plan” with Dan Aykroyd and Nastassja Kinski; “Swing,” starring Hugo Speer (“The Full Monty”) and pop diva Lisa Stansfield; “Denial,” with Jason Alexander; and “Black and White,” starring Gina Gershon (“Palmetto”), Ron Silver and Alison Eastwood.

Mittleman will work with Dana Scanlan, VP for features, in developing the company’s theatrical projects.

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