Malcolm Reeve named COO
Malcolm Reeve has been named chief operating officer of Scott Free, the film and TV production company founded by Ridley and Tony Scott.Reeve had been working as a consultant to the company for a number of years. In addition, Maresa Pullman has been upped to director of development for Scott Free Films. She will report to prexy Michael Costigan. Jordan Sheehan and Blake Smith have also been promoted and will serve as directors of development for the TV unit. They will report to TV prexy David W. Zucker. Formed in 1995, Scott Free has an overall film deal with 20th Century Fox and a first-look deal for TV series with Paramount. The company, based in Los Angeles and London, has a number of films in development and in various stages of production, including “Body of Lies,” directed by Ridley Scott and starring Leonardo DiCaprio and Russell Crowe (in post); “The Taking of Pelham 123,” directed by Tony Scott and starring Denzel Washington and John Travolta (in production); and “Tell-Tale,” directed by Michael Cuesta and starring Josh Lucas and Lena Headey (in post). Scott Free Television’s credits include “Numbers” for CBS Paramount, and miniseries “The Andromeda Strain” for A&E and Universal. Projects in development include Ken Follett’s “The Pillars of the Earth.” Reeve has more than 20 years’ experience as a financial executive in the entertainment industry. He worked for 20th Century Fox and Embassy Home Entertainment in London and Nelson Entertainment in Los Angeles. Reeve later worked for Intermedia Film Equities before becoming a showbiz financial consultant whose clients included Lawrence Bender, Constantin Film, Intermedia, German public film investment funds IMF II and IMF III, Kinowelt Medien, Syntek Capital and the Cheng family regarding the acquisition of Media 8.