'Little' producer upped to exec VP
Rachel Shane has been named exec VP of creative affairs at Douglas Wick and Lucy Fisher’s Red Wagon Entertainment. She was previously VP, having started at the company as a creative executive in 2000.
At Red Wagon, Shane was associate producer on “Stuart Little 2,” and she is serving as exec producer on “Stuart Little 3,” now in production.
Other projects Shane is overseeing include “Flint,” with Catherine Zeta-Jones, and “Dreadnought.” She has been instrumental in the revival of “Bye Bye Birdie” with first-time director Jon Chu. Shane is also overseeing the remake of “Gidget.”
In her new position, Shane recently set up Kristin Gore’s manuscript “Sammy’s Hill” (with Gore adapting), and a pitch by Leigh Dunlap titled “Camp Rockaway,” both for Red Wagon and Columbia Pictures.
Sony-based Red Wagon is in pre-production on “Bewitched,” directed by Nora Ephron, and starring Will Ferrell and Nicole Kidman; “Memoirs of a Geisha,” directed by Rob Marshall; and “Jarhead,” directed by Sam Mendes.
Before joining Red Wagon, Shane worked at Betty Thomas and Jenno Topping’s Tall Tree Prods.