New prod'n prexy heading film, TV development
Limelight Films has tapped Peter Gibson as production prexy, while Mike Azria and Josh Wade have joined the company as production executives.Gibson will shepherd the development of a slate of films and television projects the Los Angeles-based company will self- and co-finance and produce. He also will oversee the production of musicvids and commercials that directors, whom it represents through a separate management division, will helm. Before joining Limelight, Gibson produced several independent films, including “Free,” starring Corin Nemec, Randall Batinkoff, Carmen Llywellyn, and Ione Skye, as well as “The Girl,” with Jonathan Strait, Stacy Nelson and Simon Anthony. Azria and Wade will focus on developing and producing Limelight’s film and TV projects. Limelight has already produced several TV pilots, including “Skavengers,” a reality series funded by fashion label BCBG. Gibson, Azria and Josh Wade developed the concept and serve as the project’s exec producers. Limelight Films, a division of financial services venture ADB-Swiss, was co-founded by Kiera Chaplin, the granddaughter of silent-screen legend Charlie Chaplin. Company co-produced helmer Dusan Kovacevic’s “The Professional,” which made the rounds on the festival circuit, and distribbed “Searching for Debra Winger.”
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