Lynda Obst is reteaming with Marc Rosen — who is exiting Heyday Films — to form a new production company that will remain at Paramount, where Obst recently reupped her deal.
New venture will operate under the banner Rosen-Obst Prods. instead of Lynda Obst Prods. In a lucky coincidence, Rosen is also Obst’s maiden name.
Obst said she will particularly look to Rosen to develop the company’s TV biz, although he will work closely with her on all aspects of film as well.
Rosen began his career at Lynda Obst Prods., working his way up to senior VP of production and development. He worked both on film and television projects, including the feature “Abandon” and TV miniseries “The ’60s.”
In 2002, Rosen helped open the Los Angeles office of Brit-based Heyday Films, serving as one of several top creative execs. He developed a number of film and television projects there, as well as launching the television unit.
Films he developed at Warner Bros.-based Heyday include Christopher Nolan’s upcoming “Yucatan,” based on a story by Steve McQueen and adapted by Paul Scheuring. He was also responsible for developing CBS sci-fi drama “Threshold.”
Among her projects set up at Paramount, Obst has gone into pre-production on “Angus Thongs and Full-Frontal Snogging,” which Gurinder Chadha wrote and will direct. Obst is also developing sci-fi feature “Interstellar,” which Steven Spielberg will direct and produce with her, and “Dover,” from scribe Ron Nyswaner.
In keeping with tradition, she’s also developing several romantic comedies, including “Can You Keep a Secret,” starring Kate Hudson, and “Lights Out.”