L.A. story for Likely producer

New York-based indie film producer Likely Story is expanding with head of production and development Stefanie Azpiazu relocating to open a Los Angeles office.

Company announced the move Monday. Azpiazu has been with Likely Story since its inception in 2006, previously working with Likely Story Founder Anthony Bregman at This Is That and Good Machine.

“With the number of projects and filmmakers based on the West Coast growing, there is a definite demand for a team to be based in Los Angeles,” Bregman said.

Likely Story is producing Charlie Kaufman’s new film “Frank or Francis,” which shoots in February; Bennett Miller’s “Foxcatcher,” which is aimed for the fall of 2012, as well as new projects by Nicole Holofcener, Jesse Peretz, Lawrence Kasdan. Keith Bunin, Chris Milk and Ann Peacock

Likely Story produced Stephen Frears latest film “Lay the Favorite,” Peretz’ “Our Idiot Brother,” Kasdan’s “Darlining Companion” and Julian Farino’s “The Oranges.”

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