Senior veep will oversee prod'n

NEW YORK — Universal specialty film unit Focus Features has tapped Jane Evans senior veep of physical production.

Evans will oversee physical production on all inhouse film production for Focus and its genre imprint, Rogue.

Based in Gotham and reporting to chief operating officer Andrew Karpen and production prexy John Lyons, Evans also will oversee post-production on Focus pics and all acquisitions.

“Jane is the perfect match for Focus,” Focus co-toppers David Linde and James Schamus said in a statement. “She loves the filmmaking process, she loves movies and she truly respects and enjoys working with filmmakers.”

Evans ankled Miramax Films this year as senior veep of physical production. She joined the mini-major in 1999 and oversaw physical production on films including the “Spy Kids” franchise, “Cold Mountain,” “Serendipity,” “Proof,” “An Unfinished Life” and “Shall We Dance.”

Evans was previously director of production at HBO’s HBO NYC Prods. shingle.

Focus is in current release with Walter Salles’ “The Motorcycle Diaries.” Upcoming rollouts include Pawel Pawlikowski’s “My Summer of Love,” Adam Rapp’s “Winter Passing,” Fernando Meirelles’ “The Constant Gardener,” Harold Ramis’ “The Ice Harvest” and an untitled project by Jim Jarmusch.

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