HOLLYWOOD — Shannon Gaulding and Jonathan Kadin have been promoted to VP of production at Columbia Pictures. Both will continue to report to Col production prexys Doug Belgrad and Matt Tolmach.
Gaulding has been with Col for the past six years and steered sleeper hit “The Grudge.” She also worked on projects such as both “Spider-Man” pics, “50 First Dates,” “S.W.A.T.” and the upcoming “Zathura” and “The Legend of Zorro.”
She’s working on “Spider-Man 3” and overseeing production on “Stranger Than Fiction,” “Monster House” and the as-yet-untitled Pang brothers movie.
From 1993-99, Gaulding worked for various companies, including Live Entertainment, where she made “Permanent Midnight.” After moving to Los Angeles from Tennessee in 1989, Gaulding worked as a producer and exec producer of musicvideos for several years.
Kadin joined Col as a creative exec in 2000 and was promoted to director of development in 2003. Some of the projects he’s developed include “Hitch” and “Identity.” He’s supervising “Fun With Dick and Jane,” “RV,” “Deuce Bigalow: European Gigolo,” “Talladega Nights” and “The 8th Voyage of Sinbad.”
He began his industry career as an exec in the Motion Picture Finance Group at Walt Disney Studios. After a year at Disney, he segued to the Gold/Miller Co. in 1997 as a creative exec, evaluating submissions and developing projects for the company’s clients, including Jim Carrey, Will Ferrell and Jay Roach.