Exec setting up in L.A.
NEW YORK — Gotham indie production company the Shooting Gallery has hired Lynda Murray as senior vice president of production.
Murray will be based in the Shooting Gallery’s Los Angeles office and will be responsible for feature film development and packaging. She’ll report directly to company chairman and CEO Larry Meistrich.
Murray was formerly senior vice president of production and creative affairs at Pikesville Pictures, where she produced “The Fanatics,” starring Ed Asner.
Prior to Pikesville, Murray was a creative exec for Peters Entertainment, Jon Peters’ production company. She began her career at 20th Century Fox, where she assisted Jon Landau in running the feature film production and post-production offices.
“I look forward to working closely with Lynda to find and develop new projects for the Shooting Gallery,” Meistrich said. “Her experience and relationships within the filmmaking community will certainly enhance the company’s presence and reputation on the West Coast.”
‘Elated to join’
“What TSG has done in the last four years is extremely impressive,” Murray said. “I am elated to join a company whose vision, business sense and commitment to innovative filmmaking parallels no other.”
Best known for producing Billy Bob Thornton’s Oscar-winning “Slingblade,” the Shooting Gallery recently co-produced Hal Hartley’s “Henry Fool,” a Sony Pictures Classics release.
Through TSG Pictures, its new distribution arm led by Eamonn Bowles, the company recently released Paddy Breathnach’s Irish comedy “I Went Down.”
TSG Pictures’ upcoming slate includes Nancy Savoca’s “The 24 Hour Woman” starring Rosie Perez and Marianne Jean-Baptiste; Martin Duffy’s “The Bumblebee Flies Anyway” starring Elijah Wood and Janeane Garofalo; and Hampton Fancher’s “The Minus Man.”