Obst names exec pair

Tantillo, Rosenberg join development team

Paramount-based Lynda Obst Prods. has tapped John Tantillo VP and Billy Rosenberg director of development.

The veteran execs join senior VP Michael Nash to round out the Obst development team.

Tantillo most recently served as VP of development at Warners-based Jerry Weintraub Prods., where he was involved with “Westworld,” “Forge of God” and “Nancy Drew,” and helped set up “The Dark Art of Interrogation.” Tantillo also did stints at the Kennedy/Marshall Co., where he rose to director of development and worked on “The Bourne Identity” and “Seabiscuit,” and at Ignite Entertainment, where he worked on “Get Over It.”

Rosenberg comes from Barry Mendel Prods., where he had served as story editor since 2002, working on projects including “Serenity” and “The Life Aquatic With Steve Zissou.” He began his career as a development assistant at Karz Entertainment.

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