New Cannon taps topper

Afineevsky hired as new prexy

Evgeny Afineevsky has been hired as the new president of New Cannon, Menahem Golan’s production shingle.

Golan will remain in Israel while Afineevsky, former head of Film World Intl., will be based in the U.S. Afineevsky produced Agatha Christie plays “The Mousetrap” and “Spider Web” in Israel, among other productions.

New Cannon’s release slate includes a contemporary version of “Crime and Punishment,” starring Crispin Glover and Vanessa Redgrave, to reach theaters this fall.

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