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CBS Films taps acquisitions exec

Schooman spent a decade at Sony, landed 'Insidious,' 'Hanna'

CBS Films has tapped veteran Sony exec Scott Shooman as exec VP of acquisitions.

Hire was announced Thursday by CBS Films prexy-CEO Amy Baer. Shooman will be responsible for acquisitions operations and report to chief operating officer Wolfgang Hammer.

“Scott has a great eye for commercially viable, high-quality films like ‘Insidious,’?” Hammer said in a statement. “He also possesses a deep passion and healthy aggressiveness for working with filmmakers.”

Shooman’s worked for a decade at Sony Pictures, rising to VP of acquisitions and productions. In addition to “Insidious,” Shooman oversaw acquisitions including “Hanna,” “Machete” and “The Imaginarium of Doctor Parnassus.”

CBS Films has released five pics since entering the distribution business last year. Its acquisition “The Mechanic” drew $30 million in domestic grosses. Acquisitions slated for release in 2012 include “The Woman in Black,” starring Daniel Radcliffe, and “Gambit” starring Colin Firth, Cameron Diaz and Alan Rickman.

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