Exec joins as prod'n co. begins first-look with Disney

HOLLYWOOD — Albert Page has been hired as director of development for Mandeville Films.

Page will report to principal David Hoberman and president Todd Lieberman. He joins fellow director of development Michael Bartolomei.

Mandeville recently signed a first-look deal at Disney, where it recently finished production on “Bringing Down the Houze,” starring Steve Martin and Queen Latifah. “Providence” and “Raising Helen” are slated to begin production in February.

Mandeville Television also produces USA Networks’ “Monk,” which has been picked up for a second season.

Page comes to Mandeville from DreamWorks-based Jinks-Cohen Co. Page began his career at Universal-based Mike Lobell Prods.

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