Producer to head up production for studio
Producer Tracy Falco has joined Universal Pictures as executive VP of production.Falco most recently had a first-look deal at United Artists, where she produced the Robert Redford drama “Lions for Lambs.” She reports to Donna Langley, U’s prexy of production, who Falco will work with to oversee day-to-day development and production of the studio’s film slate. Before UA, Falco spent three years at Andell Entertainment as senior VP of production, where she shepherded a 20-picture slate that includes U’s upcoming political thriller “State of Play,” starring Russell Crowe and Ben Affleck, as well as “Lombardi,” a biopic about the longtime coach of the Green Bay Packers football team. She also was VP of development and production at Ted Demme’s Spanky Prods. Falco will continue to develop several projects she set up, including a second pic with Redford about baseball pioneer Jackie Robinson, as well as an untitled project with Matthew Michael Carnahan at Mandate Pictures.