New VP of prod'n worked under Regency's Weston at Par
New Regency is bringing on Andrew Calof, a creative exec at Paramount Pictures, as VP of production, continuing a personnel shift that began when Arnon Milchan re-emerged over the summer to take more control of the company he founded.Calof will start at Regency a week from Monday. “I’ve worked with Andrew for years. I think he’s grown to be a terrific executive, and I’m thrilled to have him at New Regency,” Regency CEO Brad Weston told Variety. Exec worked with Calof at both Miramax and Paramount before Weston joined Regency this fall. Calof is the latest in a series of staff changes at the company. Soon after beginning with Regency, Weston reinstalled Alexandra Milchan, daughter of Regency founder Arnon Milchan, as exec VP of production. The younger Milchan started at the company in 1993 as an assistant before working her way up the ranks, eventually exiting to pursue other ventures. She was the first new hire after news broke that former Regency co-chairs Bob Harper and Hutch Parker would exit the shingle by year’s end. That news was accompanied by word that Arnon Milchan wanted to take a more active role in Regency, emphasizing content similar to Regency’s more risky fare from the 1990s like “Heat” and “L.A. Confidential.” Last week, Carla Hacken joined Regency as production prexy after a tenure at Fox 2000 that dated back to 1997 and included projects “The Devil Wears Prada,” “Walk the Line” and “Unfaithful.” The 20th Century Fox-based Regency has been a studio staple since 1998, when the companies inked a worldwide distrib pact. Since then, Regency has produced more than 55 films and generated more than $5.3 billion at the box office.
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