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USA Films elevates Ostrow to exec veep of production

Exec former VP of physical production

USA Films has promoted Randy Ostrow to exec VP of production.

Ostrow, who will report to chairman Scott Greenstein and prexy Russell Schwartz, will work closely with prexy of production Donna Gigliotti in overseeing current and upcoming USA productions.

Ostrow had been senior veep of physical production and served in the same capacity at October Films, supervising such pics as Robert Altman’s “Cookie’s Fortune,” Tony Bui’s “Three Seasons,” Albert Brooks’ “The Muse” and Harold Zwart’s recently wrapped “One Night at McCool’s.”

Greenstein said, “Randy has made key contributions to many of the films that we’re releasing, having shepherded a number of them through production at our October Films label … He approaches every picture with business sense, common sense and a sense of humor.”

Schwartz added, “With USA Films intensifying its commitment to film production under Donna’s leadership, we’ll need Randy’s continuing input.”

Prior to joining October, Ostrow produced several films, including Julian Schnabel’s “Basquiat,” Boaz Yakin’s “Fresh” and Phil Joanou’s “State of Grace.” He also exec produced M. Night Shyamalan’s “Wide Awake” and Agnieszka Holland’s “Washington Square,” and co-produced Joe Pytka’s “Let It Ride.”

Upcoming USA Films releases include Mike Leigh “Topsy-Turvy,” the restoration of Alfred Hitchcock’s 1954 “Rear Window” and David Twohy’s “Pitch Black.”

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