Company gains new director of development, creative exec

HOLLYWOOD — Jeffrey Kirschenbaum has been named director of development for Universal Pictures, and Regina Lee has been promoted to creative executive.

“Jeff is a great and talented addition to our production team, and we are very pleased to be able to acknowledge Regina’s hard work and tremendous ability with this promotion,” said production co-presidents Mary Parent and Scott Stuber in a statement.

Kirschenbaum spent the past three years as a creative executive at Mace Neufeld Prods., working on such films as “The General’s Daughter” and “The Sum of All Fears.” Among the projects on which he’s currently working are the sequels to “The Fast and the Furious” and “Pitch Black,” as well as the remake of “The Creature From the Black Lagoon.”

Lee, who’s assigned to such projects as “Red Dragon,” “Jackdaws,” “Across the Nightingale Floor” and “Herobear and the Kid,” spent a year as Parent’s assistant. Before joining U in March 2001, she worked at CAA for two years as assistant to agent Tory Metzger.

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