Par taps prod’n exec VP

Kacandes named exec veep physical production

Georgia Kacandes has been named exec veep of physical production at Paramount Pictures’ specialty division. She oversees all aspects of physical production, reporting to newly installed prexy John Lesher.

Kacandes recently exec produced the Jack Black starrer “Tenacious D in: The Pick of Destiny” for New Line, and produced “Syriana” for Warner Bros. Pictures and Section 8. Other credits include exec producing Ted Demme’s “Blow” and co-producing James Mangold’s “Girl, Interrupted” and Francis Ford Coppola’s “The Rainmaker.”

“Her experience, reputation and stature in the business made her truly the ideal candidate for us to help create the kind of company that can work with both newer talent as well as more established filmmakers,” Lesher said.

Kacandes began her career as a production coordinator and unit production manager.

More Film

  • Paul Thomas Anderson Debuts 'Phantom Thread'

    Paul Thomas Anderson Unveils Daniel Day-Lewis Fashion Romance 'Phantom Thread'

    Georgia Kacandes has been named exec veep of physical production at Paramount Pictures’ specialty division. She oversees all aspects of physical production, reporting to newly installed prexy John Lesher. Kacandes recently exec produced the Jack Black starrer “Tenacious D in: The Pick of Destiny” for New Line, and produced “Syriana” for Warner Bros. Pictures and […]

  • Peter Baldwin

    Emmy-Winning TV Director Peter Baldwin Dies at 86

    Georgia Kacandes has been named exec veep of physical production at Paramount Pictures’ specialty division. She oversees all aspects of physical production, reporting to newly installed prexy John Lesher. Kacandes recently exec produced the Jack Black starrer “Tenacious D in: The Pick of Destiny” for New Line, and produced “Syriana” for Warner Bros. Pictures and […]

  • Peddling Pictures launches with Discovery’s ‘Prison

    Peddling Pictures Launches With Discovery’s ‘Prison Food’ (EXCLUSIVE)

    Georgia Kacandes has been named exec veep of physical production at Paramount Pictures’ specialty division. She oversees all aspects of physical production, reporting to newly installed prexy John Lesher. Kacandes recently exec produced the Jack Black starrer “Tenacious D in: The Pick of Destiny” for New Line, and produced “Syriana” for Warner Bros. Pictures and […]

  • SGIFF: Controversial ‘Sexy Durga’ set for

    SGIFF: Controversial ‘Sexy Durga’ set for Singapore Debut

    Georgia Kacandes has been named exec veep of physical production at Paramount Pictures’ specialty division. She oversees all aspects of physical production, reporting to newly installed prexy John Lesher. Kacandes recently exec produced the Jack Black starrer “Tenacious D in: The Pick of Destiny” for New Line, and produced “Syriana” for Warner Bros. Pictures and […]

  • Taiwan's 'Cock Robin' Heads for North

    Taiwan's 'Cock Robin' Heads for North America With Cheng Cheng

    Georgia Kacandes has been named exec veep of physical production at Paramount Pictures’ specialty division. She oversees all aspects of physical production, reporting to newly installed prexy John Lesher. Kacandes recently exec produced the Jack Black starrer “Tenacious D in: The Pick of Destiny” for New Line, and produced “Syriana” for Warner Bros. Pictures and […]

  • Michael Pena Extinction sold

    Michael Pena-Lizzy Caplan Movie 'Extinction' Disappears From Universal Schedule

    Georgia Kacandes has been named exec veep of physical production at Paramount Pictures’ specialty division. She oversees all aspects of physical production, reporting to newly installed prexy John Lesher. Kacandes recently exec produced the Jack Black starrer “Tenacious D in: The Pick of Destiny” for New Line, and produced “Syriana” for Warner Bros. Pictures and […]

  • Orange Poaches EuropaCorp's Sales Exec Andreï

    Orange Poaches EuropaCorp's Sales Exec Andreï Kamarowsky to Run Sales for New Film/TV Division

    Georgia Kacandes has been named exec veep of physical production at Paramount Pictures’ specialty division. She oversees all aspects of physical production, reporting to newly installed prexy John Lesher. Kacandes recently exec produced the Jack Black starrer “Tenacious D in: The Pick of Destiny” for New Line, and produced “Syriana” for Warner Bros. Pictures and […]

More From Our Brands

Access exclusive content