Producer helped launch Bay Films, worked on 'Harbor'

Producer Jennifer Klein has set up her new production shingle Apartment 3B Prods. at MGM, landing a two-year first-look production deal with the Lion.

Formerly head of Michael Bay’s shingle Bay Films and co-prexy of the Mutual Film Co., Klein is setting up Apartment 3B with Michael Patrick, who serves as production executive.

“All of us here at MGM are looking forward to working with Jennifer,” said MGM Pictures prexy and chief operating officer Michael Nathanson. “Her creative strengths and her network of relationships will be a great asset for us here at MGM.”

Most recently, Klein was co-head of production at Mutual Film, where Patrick was her assistant.

Klein helped launch Bay Films in 1996, serving as vice prexy of the company through 2002. While there, Klein served as associate producer of the helmer’s “Pearl Harbor” and a production associate on “Armageddon.” The two met in 1992, when she was a production exec at Columbia Pictures working on Bay’s directorial debut “Bad Boys.”

She also spent two years as a coordinator in current programming at Fox Broadcasting Co., working on the shows “Beverly Hills, 90210, “Melrose Place” and “In Living Color.” Klein is executive producing the Fox 2000 supernatural thriller “Selling Time” with John Davis.

Klein said: “I have an incredible coterie of friends and colleagues who helped me make it happen quickly. I’m so grateful to have the support of my friend and mentor Michael Nathanson … He is someone with whom I have wanted to collaborate for some time.”

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