Veteran Exec overseeing development and production

Relativity Media has hired veteran executive and screenwriter Richard Potter as exec VP of production and development.

Potter will report to president Tucker Tooley and president of production Robbie Brenner. He will oversee creative development and production of features.

Potter was a screenwriter on “Diary of a Car Salesman,” “The Most Haunted House in England” and a remake of “The Boys from Brazil.” Before that, he was a senior VP at Miramax as head of the story department of Dimension Films, where he oversaw “Scream,” “Scream 2,” “The Faculty” and “Nightwatch.”

Relativity’s upcoming slate includes “Paranoia” (opening Aug. 16), Luc Besson’s “Malavita” (Sept. 20), “Out of the Furnace”  (Oct. 4), “Don Jon” (Oct. 18) and “Free Birds” (Nov. 1). Relativity is also in production on the thriller “Three Days to Kill” with EuropaCorp.

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