Exec promoted to prod'n veep

Kristin Burr has been promoted to VP of production for the Buena Vista Motion Pictures Group, where she will continue to report directly to prexy Nina Jacobson.

Burr, who recently served as director of development for the division, will now also oversee the development and production of live-action films for the studio.

Promotion comes on the heels of Disney’s recent success with the Reese Witherspoon starrer “Sweet Home Alabama,” which has grossed more than $124 million domestically to date.

“Kristin has been a passionate advocate for material, and her determination has been essential to bringing movies like ‘Sweet Home Alabama’ and ‘Freaky Friday’ to the screen,” said Jacobson.  “She’s a great girl who has the trust of filmmakers as well as her fellow executives. She’s a very important member of our team.”

Burr is working on such pics as “Bringing Down the Houze,” starring Steve Martin and Queen Latifah, and “Freaky Friday,” directed by Mark Waters and starring Jamie Lee Curtis and Lindsey Lohan; she is also developing “The Mage” with Spyglass Entertainment.

Burr joined Disney in 1998 as a creative executive and has since been promoted to other positions within the production ranks.

At BVMPG she has worked films including “Coyote Ugly,” “Bubble Boy” and “The Count of Monte Cristo.”

Before joining Disney she worked in development at MPCA and also held various positions in production and acquisition.

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