Imagine buoys Barbieri to pix veep

Former development director working on 'Surf Girls'

Imagine Entertainment’s Suzy Barbieri has been promoted to vice president of motion pictures. Barbieri, given the promotion by Imagine Films co-chair Karen Kehela, had been director of development after beginning at Imagine as a reader and rising through the ranks.

“We’ve had a long tradition of promoting people from within,” said Kehela, who began at Imagine as an intern. “Suzy has grown within the company and has done a great job working with writers, who have been very vocal in their enthusiasm for her.”

Barbieri is working on the Imagine projects “Surf Girls of Maui,” a script by Lizzy Weiss and “Star Time,” a biopic on singing legend James Brown that is being scripted by Steven Baigelman. Barbieri’s also shepherding “Stealing Stanford,” a pic skedded to go before the camera next year with Bruce McCulloch directing and Jason Lee and Tom Green starring.

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